Lois Jane Palmer

August 30, 1924March 16, 2021

Lois J. (Lauer) Palmer, age 96, of Lee’s Summit, MO passed away on March 16, 2021.

Lois was born August 30, 1924 in Pleasant Lawn Community, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. She lived in Kansas City North since 1959. Her later years were spent at John Knox Village in Lee’s Summit. She was a longtime member of Winnwood Methodist Church and a volunteer for 25 years at the Nearly New Shop.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Ned, in 1990; her parents, Gilbert and Dorothy Lauer; and brother, Roland.

Survivors include her daughters, Janice (Kenneth) Hartman of Larned, KS; Margo (Charles) Larkin of Corder, MO; and Nancy (Robert) McDaniel of Oak Grove, MO.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Helen Lauer of Mt. Pleasant, IA; as well as a host of extended family.

Graveside services will be at 11:15 AM, Saturday, March 20, 2021, at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Gladstone, MO.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.


  • Janice (Kenneth) Hartman, Daughter
  • Margo (Charles) Larkin, Daughter
  • Nancy (Robert) McDaniel, Daughter
  • Helen Lauer, Sister-in-law
  • Four grandchildren and
    Two great-grandchildren

  • Gary Hartman, Pallbearer
  • Jonas Larkin, Pallbearer
  • Mark Bracker, Pallbearer


  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, March 20, 2021


Lois Jane Palmer

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Martha Fleming

March 21, 2021

My Mom, Marjorie Barnes, counted Lois as one of her best friends. They were good travel buddies and traveled within the United States as well as internationally. Mom quoted Lois as saying that when they were old, they could sit in their rocking chairs and think back on their adventures. Mom didn't have a rocking chair but she did look back fondly on their adventures. Condolences to the family in your loss.

Garry Wheeler

March 18, 2021

My deepest sympathy to Lois’s friends and family.
Her cheerfulness and positive attitude will be missed around John Knox Village’s Assisted Living.

Laura Mcbride

March 17, 2021

Lois will be missed greatly by many. I loved playing “Words with Friends “ with her, even at her advanced age she was still winning when we played! I loved that her daughter, Nancy, would take me to visit her each time I came into town. She always had a smile for me and shared her chocolates. I pray her beautiful daughters will be consoled by loving memories of a life well lived.