In Loving Memory

Lawrence Edward Palmer

Lawrence Edward Palmer

June 26th, 1928 - May 9th, 2018


Thursday, May 17th, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Charter Funerals Emporia Chapel,
501 W. 6th Ave.,
Emporia Kansas 66801


Thursday, May 17th, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery,
2000 Prairie St.,
Emporia Kansas 66801


Lawrence Edward Palmer died Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in Emporia. He was 89.

The son of Esker and Verna Marie Killian Palmer, he was born June 26, 1928, at Garland, Kansas. He married Wanda Lou Watkins on Oct. 3, 1945, at Cherryvale. Lawrence was a Barber and the owner of Palmer’s Barber Shop in Emporia.

Lawrence is preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Lou Palmer; his parents, Esker and Verna Palmer; brothers, Willard, Robert, Glenn and Harold Palmer; and sister, Wanda Marie Palmer. He is survived by four sons, Larry and Jane Palmer of Emporia, Kenneth and Lorraine Palmer of Arlington, Texas, Curt and Jole Palmer of Lebo, and Clay Palmer of Mobile, Alabama; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday May 17, 2018 at Charter Funerals Emporia Chapel. The Rev. Rob Clausen of First Baptist Church will conduct the service. Burial will be in Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions to American Cancer Society or Hand-in-Hand Hospice may be sent in care of the funeral home. 501 W 6th Ave Emporia, KS 66801


  • Wed, May 16th, 2018 at 4:07 AM

    I treasure the memories of the time spend with Uncle Lawrence and Aunt Wanda and the rest of the
    Watkins Family. And Sunday school with Verna. They are so missed and loved by me. You Boys and
    yours families were loved so much by your parents and grandparents.

    Cathy Killion, Fort Scott,Ks.

  • Sun, May 13th, 2018 at 5:45 PM

    Larry, Kenny, Curt, and Clay, my heart goes out to you your Dad was a good, kind , carrying man. Even though it hurts that he is gone, I know he is with Aunt Wanda, and is happy and no longer in pain. Uncle Lawrence is going to be missed and loved.

    Lois Ann Palmer Lane, Chowan Beach NC

  • Sat, May 12th, 2018 at 1:50 PM

    My parents, Virgil and Martha Bugbee, were neighbors for many many years with Lawrence and
    Wanda. They used to both have large gardens, but my parents had to give theirs up due to health
    concerns. Lawrence would always share goodies from his garden with them. After Wanda passed,
    my Mom would take cinnamon rolls or other homebaked items to Lawrence. After my Dad passed,
    Lawrence and my Mom would keep an eye out for each other and just be good neighbors and friends.
    I'm very sorry to hear of Lawrence's passing, but know he is with Wanda now and no longer suffering.
    Prayers for peace and comfort for his family.

    Barbara Bugbee Christiani, Emporia, KS

  • Fri, May 11th, 2018 at 4:26 PM

    I love my uncle Lawrence Wish I could be with you all

    Thomas Palmer, Oroville California

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