February 25, 1925 - March 25, 2021
Cleda B. Palmer, 96, of Council Bluffs and former Carson resident, passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Fox Run Assisted Living. Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at the Loess Hills Funeral Home in Carson with Rev. Terry McClain officiating. Visitation with the family present will be held two hours prior to the memorial service beginning at 9:00 a.m. Burial will be in the Carson Cemetery. Loess Hills Funeral Home in Carson is caring for Cleda and her family.
Memorials: The family will direct the memorials
Cleda Blanche (Combs) Miller Palmer was born February 25, 1925 to Wilma Audey "Tim" and Blanche Adlina (Sego) Combs in Denver, MO. Cleda was one of 9 children, having 6 older brothers and 2 younger sisters. She attended school at Hatfield, MO and Bethany, MO.
Cleda married Jack Miller of Hatfield, MO in 1941. While Jack served in the Navy, she lived with her in-laws, Alva and Clella Miller. Jack and Cleda made their home in Hatfield, MO after Jack's service in Navy. To this union they were blessed with daughter Evelyn Jo in March 1946 and Jack Lynn in November 1948.
Cleda and Jack moved to Carson, IA from Hatfield, MO in 1947. Jack worked for the county over 30 years. After a few years, Cleda worked at Carson-Macedonia School and Iowa School for the Deaf. Jack passed away in March 1984 at the age of 61.
Her grandchildren were her whole life. Evelyn was blessed with Daniel Ray in 1970 and DeAnna Reason LeKander 1974. Jack Jr was blessed with Staci Strong in 1970 and Shawn Miller in 1975.
After the death of her husband Jack, she dated longtime friend Delbert Palmer. They were married in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 26, 1985. They enjoyed traveling and camping in many places.
Both the Millers and Palmers were devoted members to Carson Methodist Church as were their children. They joined Wheeler Grove.
Cleda loved to quilt and garden. We have all been left with beautiful hand quilted quilts she made which included the date she made them.
The Palmers enjoyed becoming grandparents with 5 adopted babies and 4 grandchildren.
Cleda passed away at the age of 96 on March 25, 2021 at Fox Run Assisted Living in Council Bluffs, IA.
Cleda is survived by her children, Evelyn (Ray) Blanchard and Jack (Phyllis) Miller; grandchildren, Staci (Barry) Strong and Shawn (Kristen) Miller; grandson-in-law Brett LeKander; and 5 great grandchildren, Keegan, Lily, Logan, Kena, and Jaxton.
Cleda was preceded in 1984 death by husband Jack Miller; grandchildren, Daniel Reason 1988, DeAnna (Reason) LeKander 2015; her parents; in-laws; 6 brothers and 2 sisters; and 2nd late husband Delbert Palmer in 2015.