Eva Palmer

Eva J. Palmer, age 87, entered peacefully into the arms of her Lord, July 24, 2022, at her home. She was born March 13, 1935 in Beaverton, Michigan to Rev. George & Grace (Tolles) Huber. On January 12, 1957 Eva married Philip Palmer in Mt. Haley Church of God. Eva was a faithful to the Lord as well as a wife, mother, and grandmother.
Mom served many churches over the years as a Pastor’s wife in Colon, MI, Charlotte, MI., Ocala, FL, Cape Coral FL., and Burlington, MI. Mom taught Sunday School, played piano, and then the organ for many years in the church. Mom also served before her marriage with her parents who were pastors in several churches.
Mom worked as a lab tech at the Midland Hospital, clerk at State Farm Insurance in Marshall, MI, billing clerk at Community Hospital in Battle Creek, MI, and receptionist/administrative secretary at Eaton County Care Facility.
She is survived by a daughter Rebecca (Rev. Douglas) Douglas of La Fayette, GA; a son Thomas (Valerie) Palmer of Charlotte, MI; grandchildren: Nicole (Richard) Rivera, Curtis Palmer of Charlotte, MI, Gretchen (Ballard) Wood of Columbia City, IN, Charin (Mike) Hanlon of Wilmington, NC, Nathan (Jessica) Douglas of Ona, WV and Thomas Douglas of Ft. Wayne, IN; great-grandchildren: Audrey, Ethan, and Morgan Rivera, Chasity (Dallas) Puckett, Micah (Becca) Wood, Kaylee and Grace Hanlon, and Luke and Joey Douglas; and four great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Grace Huber; brothers, Gerald, Orville, Rex and Ron Huber; sisters, Merlene Wixom, Alice Krotzer; and her husband of 64 years, Philip B. Palmer.
A memorial service for Rev. Philip B. and Eva J. Palmer will be held August 27, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the South Cochran Church of God, 2470 S. Cochran Rd., Charlotte, MI 48813. If you have a story to share, please e-mail to douglas303@earthlink.net by August 24, 2022. Stories received will be shared at the memorial service.
Donations may be made in their honor to a charity of your choice.
The family is being served by the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home.