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Obituaries

Obituaries

Doris H. Palmateer 1921 - 2007 Lawrence

Funeral services for Doris H. Palmateer, 86, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Woodard officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.Mrs. Palmateer died Friday, July 27, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.She was born May 6, 1921, in Lawrence, the daughter of George Washington and Rosa Elva Bond Trent. She attended Lawrence schools and graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1939, where she participated in softball, volleyball and pep club.Mrs. Palmateer was a homemaker and worked on the family farm. She was a lifelong member of West Side Presbyterian Church, the church's Martha Circle, Oak Ridge Birthday Club, and Knife and Fork Club and was very active in Jayhawk 4-H activities. She and her family received the 4-H Outstanding Family award. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, needlework, growing strawberries and making jam. She also enjoyed cats and bird-watching.She married Donald E. Palmateer on March 30, 1941, in Lawrence. They shared 65 years of marriage. He died Feb. 12, 2007.Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Horton and husband Galen, Overland Park; a son, Robert and wife Karen, Moore, Okla.; a daughter-in-law, Jean Palmateer, Lawrence; five grandchildren, Robert, Matt and Alyssa Palmateer, Jacque Carden and Beth Clover; and five great-grandchildren, Sean, Nick, Sarah, Madison and Abby.Her parents and two brothers, Merle Trent and Calvin Trent, preceded her in death.The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.The family suggests memorials to the church, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence 66044.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.