Patricia A. Palmer

SALEM — Patricia A. Palmer, 74, of Salem, Illinois passed away peacefully, December 24, 2021, at Salem Township Hospital.

Born January 16, 1947, in Kaymore, West Virginia, she was the daughter of James H. and Trusby Ellen (JKelley) Wood who preceded her in death.

A homemaker, she loved her children, grandchildren, gardening and working in her yard, flower gardening and her doggies.

She was married to LaRell Glenn Palmer who preceded her in death.

Surviving are her children Johnny Negron (Michele Moritz) of Lake Whales, FL, Jody Wood, Lake Zurich, IL, her granddaughter Dawn Wood, and great-granddaughter Samantha Hall whom she raised as her children both of Salem.

She is also survived by her siblings Charles Wood of Salem, IL, Johnny Wood of Michigan, and Linda LeDesma (Andrew Florczyk) of Chicago, along with several other grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a dear friend, Patsy Crippen of Salem, IL.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Manuel Scott Wood.

The family chose simple cremation with no public service and private burial at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Donor’s choice and will be accepted by the Sutherland – Rankin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 97, 310 N. Broadway, Salem, IL 62881 618-548-1234, entrusted with the family’s care. Online condolence can be left at