Anneliese E. Palmer, 85, longtime Sherburne resident, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the Community Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility in Hamilton. Her death came without pain, she simply ran out of steam.
She was born in Bad Kreuznach, Germany in 1928, the daughter of Wilhelm and Elizabeth Secker Sturm. She graduated from Catholic school during her early years in Germany. She married Wayne P. Palmer in her native Germany in 1953 while he was there as a part of a post-World War II occupation of Germany. He predeceased her in 1991. Anneliese became a United States citizen on April 13, 1959. She remained in the Sherburne area most of her life and enjoyed buying and selling antiques as the owner of the Stop and Shop Antiques on Route 12.
She devoted her life to her family, and loved baking and cooking for her neighbors, family and friends. One of the most vivid memories of Grandma Ann would be her desire to keep her family in homemade knitted stockings and mittens. She even donated a large amount of knitted goods to local charities. In later years, Anneliese entertained her family and friends with her Echo Harp.
She is survived by her children; Arlene and Gordon Symonds of Earlville, Ronald and Lorraine Palmer of Sherburne; Annette Matthews of North Carolina; her sister, Erica Rock and many nieces and nephews all of Strozbuch, Germany. Also surviving are several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son Donald Palmer in 2001.
Graveside services will be held at 2pm Friday, May 3, 2013 in the Willcox Cemetery, Smyrna.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne.