GALES FERRY, Conn. - Virginia A. “Ginny” Palmer, 76, currently of Gales Ferry, Conn. and formerly of Williamsport, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, after a yearlong battle with cancer.
Born Nov. 11, 1942, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Ramon H. and Hazel M. (Pearce) Palmer.
Ginny graduated from Williamsport High School in 1960, received her bachelor’s degree in secondary math from Bloomsburg State College in 1964, and later graduated from Cornell University with her master’s degree in math education in 1968. Ginny was a math teacher at Falconer High School, N.Y. for three years and then at East Lyme High School in Connecticut, retiring after 32 years of teaching there.
Ginny was a member of Groton Bible Chapel and was a faithful prayer warrior and loved studying and teaching the Scriptures. She enjoyed traveling, was an avid reader, loved music including hymns and classical music, and played the piano. Most of all Ginny was a spiritual mentor and caregiver to many, and cherished spending time with her family and friends.
Surviving are her siblings, David E. Palmer (Sherry) of Linden, Marilyn J. Davis (Brent) of Beachwood, N.J., and Wayne R. Palmer (Pamela Herrington) of Williamsport, and nieces and nephews, Cristi L. Palmer (Jay Shumsky), David D. Palmer (Jenn), Mark R. Palmer (Amie), Todd P. Davis (Kate), Eric P. Davis (Kim), Peter B. Davis (Lisa), and Amanda A. Palmer; and six grandnieces and six grandnephews.
A funeral service to honor the life of Ginny will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m., Thursday and 1 p.m. until time of the service Friday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.
A memorial service to honor the life of Ginny will be held at the Groton Bible Chapel in Connecticut, a date to be determined.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Virginia’s name to Camp Susque, 47 Susque Camp Rd, Trout Run, PA 17771.