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Bessie Mae (Arvin) Palmer, 93, of Washington, passed away at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday at her home.
She was born Sept. 4, 1923, in Martin County.
Bessie worked at Daviess Community Hospital for 50 years and then retired to caregiving. She loved to garden.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Paul; daughter Ruth Ann Roark; and several brothers and sisters.
Bessie is survived by her grandchildren, Tracy McLin of Washington, Michelle Willis of Emison, and Pasha Roark of Bicknell; several great-grandchildren; and caretaker and friend, Mary Graber of Loogootee.
Funeral services will be conducted at noon Thursday at Blake and Wagler Funeral Home in Montgomery. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.
Condolences may be made online at www.blakefuneralhomes.com.
Published on December 27, 2016
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