Lois J. Palmer

Lois J. Palmer, age 91 of Greenville, IL, passed away Sunday evening, November 26, 2023, at the Glenwood in Greenville.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at the Greenville First Christian Church. Visitation will be held at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Interment will follow in Mt Auburn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family. Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.donnellwiegand.com. Please share a memory of a picture of Lois online to be used in her tribute.

Lois Jean Joplin, the daughter of Otis Leroy and Iola Mae (Rench) Joplin, was born October 25, 1932, in Bond County, Illinois. Lois spent most of her childhood with her grandmother, Myrtle (Granny) Rench.

Lois grew up in Greenville and attended the local schools and graduated from Greenville High School with the Class of 1950. She attended the Jewish School of Nursing from 1952-1955 and obtained a degree in healthcare. Lois spent her lifetime in hospital and nursing home administration. She was the administrator at Fair Oaks Nursing Home for a time and at Hillview Manor for many years.

Lois married Walter Lee Stevens and together they shared 3 children, Melanie Jean, Tamara (Tammie) Lee and Thomas Walter. They later divorced. She married Harold Palmer on August 27, 1976, and together adopted their granddaughter, Melinda (Mindy) Palmer. She enjoyed golfing and was a member of Greenville and Vandalia Country Club. She enjoyed travelling, especially going on cruises. Her greatest love was her family and spoiling her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great granddaughter who all referred to her as “Grandma Lo”.

Lois was preceded in death by her son, Thomas (Tommy) Walter Stevens, daughter, Melanie Jean Stevens and sister, in infancy, Norma Louise Joplin.

Surviving is her daughter, Tamara (Tammie) Tally of Smithboro and husband Roy. Grandchildren: Melinda (Mindy) Palmer, Tiffany (Tally) Lile, Jacob Tally, Eric Tally, Emily (Tally) Knebel and husband Travis. Great-Grandchildren: Jeffery Lile, Jake Tally, Jared Lile, Jaidyn Lile, Ava Knebel, Rhett Knebel and Teagan Tally. Great-Great Grandchild: Reese Lile.

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