Marie G. Palmer

December 14, 1920August 30, 2013

Marie Gain Palmer, 92, passed away on Friday August 30 at her home. She leaves to celebrate her life her four children, Mark, Susan (Christopher Cordle), Barbara (Robert Glaves), and Amy (Thomas Brandstrader), grandchildren Andrew Cordle (April Magers), Benjamin Brandstrader, Conrad Palmer, and Barbara Brandstrader and great-granddaughter Alexandra Cordle. She will also be missed by Robert Glaves’s daughters, Nicole, Morgan, and Leah, their spouses and children, and many loving nieces and nephews. The family is thankful for the loving care delivered to Marie by her physician and the health care aides who made her last years at home happy and safe.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Howard, in 1999, her parents Joseph Gain and Barbara Szimnaller Gain, and by her brothers Frank Gain, Peter Gain, and Joseph Gain.

Marie graduated from Withrow High School and the University of Cincinnati, and received her master’s degree in library science from Peabody College at the age of 20. Marie was a librarian at Antioch College, University of Michigan, and the Dayton Public Library, and was Dean of the Library at Sinclair Community College.

Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at Christ United Methodist Church. 3440 Shroyer Road, Kettering 45429. Funeral Service will follow the visitation. Online condolences may be sent to

If desired, donations may be made in Marie’s name to enhance and maintain Glen Helen, where she and Howard, and later the whole family, spent many happy hours: Glen Helen Ecology Institute, 405 Cory St Yellow Springs OH 45387 or online at


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 3, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 3, 2013

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Anna Marie Rivers

September 3, 2013

Please know that my heart goes out to all of you in the passing of your loved one Marie Palmer. She was a great lady and I am glad I had the privilege of knowing her. Anna Marie Rivers

Bill Pollard

September 3, 2013

Please know that you both are in our prayers at the passing of Ms. Marie, a very gracious and elegant lady who lived a long and exceptionally good life! Gwen and I definitely have a sense of your loss, we also know there are no words or expressions that can truly alleviate the pain you both feel at this time. But we firmly believe that through God's grace and mercy you will come to a point of being able to fully understand why the Lord called her home this morning; the Lord is not slack and will give you the strength to bear the burden of your loss by replacing it with fantastic memories of her physical presence with an inner spirit that transcends and fills that void. Treasure those golden memories when you feel saddened and think about all the times she brought smiles to your faces; she is only sleeping waiting the return of Jesus and you will see her again!

Let us know if there is anything we can do to help!

All Our Love,

Bill & Gwen

Mark Avery

September 2, 2013

Alice and I grieve with the Palmer family on Marie's passing. It was such a shock early Friday morning. She was a truly remarkable lady, and it was indeed a blessing to have met her. She will be greatly missed.

Gary & Deb Munoz

September 2, 2013

Deb and I sent our sincere condolences to the Palmer family on the passing of Ms. Marie. We have known Ms. Marie for many years and will be left with such wonderful thoughts and feelings about her. She was always such a warm and loving person who made everyone in her presence feel important and needed. Her laughter and wit will be remembered forever. We will miss her so very much.

Diane Cordell

September 2, 2013

I never had the privilege of meeting Mrs. Palmer, but I know her daughter, Susan. Only a very special woman could raise such a lovely, caring person. Sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Marie Palmer.

Deborah Jorgenson

September 1, 2013

My condolences to your family. Mrs. Palmer was such a wonderful lady and raised such a loving and caring family. She will be missed by those that love her but we are all better for having known her.

Cindy Smith

September 1, 2013

To The Palmer family,
My condolences on the passing of MP. What a wonderful person and the most wonderful family I have ever met. I will always be influenced by the love I saw in the Palmer family and consider my self privileged that I had the pleasure of knowing MP and her beautiful family.

Amy Baram Reid

September 1, 2013

To my cousins and all the Palmer family -- my sincerest condolences on the passing of your mother. Aunt Marie will be remembered for her warmth and her wit. I think of her every time I work on a crossword puzzle -- Cousin Amy

Amy Baram Reid

September 1, 2013

To my cousins & all the Palmer family -- my sincerest condolences on the passing of your mother. Aunt Marie (and I love the picture you included of her) will be greatly missed for her warmth and her wit. I think of her every time I work on a crossword puzzle. -- Cousin Amy

Celeste Hoegler

September 1, 2013

To Mark, Susie, Barb, & Amy -- the luckiest kids I've ever known! I had the privilege of meeting the Palmer Family when I became Howard's secretary. I was in awe of all of them. Marie and Howard are part of that 'greatest generation' and we should never forget the quality of their character, sense of humor, intellect, and devotion to family. Sincere condolences to the entire Palmer Family!
Celeste & Mike Hoegler