Rose Willey Palmer

Rose Willey Palmer, 67, of 146 Stoney Lane, Ridgway, Pa., died Jan. 19, 2014, at Abington Crest Nursing and Rehabilitation, in Erie, Pa.

She was born Feb. 18, 1946, in Corry, Pa., the daughter of the late Donald and Helen Courtwright Willey.

Rose had worked for the elections in Ridgway, Pa.

She enjoyed taking rides to Elk County to look for and watch the elk. She loved phone chats with many friends and family.

She is survived by her husband, Paul Palmer of Ridgway, Pa., whom she married August 1970, and had been married for 43 years. Her children: Brent (Carrie) Bunce and children: Emily and Evan of Dallas, Texas, and Todd Bunce of Corry, Pa..; her stepchildren: Cindi (Robert) Riedel of North East, Pa., Richard Palmer of Kansas, Lois Mitchem of Michigan, Patricia (Charles) Throop, North East, Pa., and Joan (David) Hart, Ripley, N.Y.; 24 grandchildren; 21 great- grandchildren; two brothers: Ron and Linda of Jamestown, N.Y., and Hop (Norma) Willey of Clymer, N.Y., and by several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Craig Bunce.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday Jan. 25, 2014, at the Spitzer Funeral Home, Clymer, N.Y., with the Rev. Ken Morris and the Rev. Charles Palmer officiating.

Burial will be in Cutting Cemetery.

Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Reach Ministry, c/o Abbe Reformed Church, and Heartland Hospice, 719 Indiana Ave. Erie, PA. 16505.