Patrecia Palmer

Patrecia A. Palmer, 77, of rural Monona died Sunday, August 2, 2015 at her home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 6 at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with Pastor Steve Oden officiating. Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery, Rossville. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, August 5 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.
Patrecia Anne Palmer was born March 24, 1938 in Tulsa, OK, the daughter of Robert and Dorothy (Barnes) Collins. She was baptized and confirmed at Nogalas Avenue Baptist Church and graduated from Central High School in Tulsa. After graduating, Patrecia worked as a secretary for Phillips Petroleum until she got married.
June 15, 1956, she married Allan Eugene Palmer in Tulsa, OK. They moved to Tipton to raise their family. Patrecia devoted her whole life to her children and family. This included learning sign language for her daughter, Kelly, who is deaf, and driving her to and from school in both Cedar Rapids and Council Bluffs. She and Allan also started Capco Products, which they continued running when they moved to rural Monona. The business was later bought by their son, Steve.
Patrecia is survived by her husband, Allan, of rural Monona; her three children: Stephen (Marcy) Palmer of rural Monona, Scott Palmer of Benton, KY and Kelly Elizabeth Palmer of Iowa City; five grandchildren: Amanda, Michael, Nicholas, Nathan and Lucas; two great-grandchildren: Lance and Hailey; and her brother, Robert Collins of Henryetta, OK. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Casketbearers are Steve and Scott Palmer, and Michael, Nicholas, Nathan and Lucas Palmer. Online condolences may be left at

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