ASHTABULA — Eleanor S. “Ellie” Palmer, age 89, of Renko Road, passed away Friday, August 9, 2013, at Ashtabula County Medical Center.
She was born August 5, 1924, the daughter of Anthony and Amelia (Frabutt) Sorice and had been a life-long Ashtabula resident. She graduated from Harbor High School and attended Kent State University.
A homemaker most of her life, she also worked at Marshall’s Drug Store and as a cosmetics buyer for Carlisle’s.
An active volunteer, Mrs. Palmer was a member of the first Gray Lady Class of Ashtabula General Hospital in 1952. The founder of the Good Life Singers, she actively sang with the group for many years. A member of the Ashtabula Country Club, she loved to golf there with her girlfriends and had contributed extensively to Mark Shaughnessy’s recent book The History of the Ashtabula Country Club. Ellie was also an active member of the Wellness & Total Learning Center and avid supporter of the Ashtabula Arts Center where she attended programs frequently.
Her survivors include her daughter, Lauren M. Nappi of Ashtabula; one granddaughter, Heather Nappi; one sister, Dorothy Berinato of Ashtabula; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Lorin “Bud” Palmer in 1988; her son, Donald L. Palmer; one brother, Anthony Sorice; four sisters, Marie Vacca, Rose Oberste, Connie Janendo and Marilyn Sorice; and her parents.
A Service will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 13th, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 4901 Main Ave., Ashtabula, with Canon David Evans presiding. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery.
Calling Hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, August 12th, at ZABACK-WILLIAMS-DUCRO FUNERAL HOME, 500 W. Prospect Road, Ashtabula.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ashtabula Arts Center or the Animal Protective League.
Obituary at www.ducro.com and starbeacon.com.