In memory of
Sue Hon Palmer
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In memory of
Sue Hon Palmer
PALMER, Sue Hon Age 95, passed away February 14, 2017. Service: 2:00 p.m. Friday at Laurel Land Chapel of Chimes. Sue was born on a farm in Oklahoma City on December 15, 1921 to Maud McPherson Hon and Martin Hon. She graduated from Putman City High School in 1938 at the age of sixteen where she was on the honor roll. She skipped a grade because of her academic excellence. After graduation she attended Mid Continental Business College in Oklahoma City and began her career as a legal stenographer. She worked for MKT Railroad in their legal office where she was secretary for the regional attorney. During WWII she worked at Tinkerfield in the classified section as a cryptographer. She supervised nine girls to file all the secret messages from the war including troop movement. After her marriage she worked for the Court House in the Title Department. Sue married her longtime friend and sweetheart, Sanford Henry Palmer, on December 21, 1949. They moved to Birmingham, Alabama where Sanford worked as a lawyer for the Department of Labor. When they were in Birmingham they had three children, Martin, Max and Sandra Palmer Kent. They later moved to Fort Worth, Texas where Sanford was with the National Labor Relations Board. She was a wonderful, loving mother and wife to her family and will be greatly missed. She attended University Methodist Church for fifty years where she was a Sunday School Teacher. She delivered Meals on Wheels for twenty years. She was an active member of her Ladies Methodist Circle where she formed many cherished relationships. She and her family enjoyed many years traveling throughout the United States in their travel trailer. She was a devoted grandmother to Alex and Michael Kent. They will have cherished memories of making cookies and having her along on vacations. Sue was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Sanford Henry Palmer on January 8, 2002, her mother Maud McPherson on January 1984, her brother Alvis Hon, and her father Martin Hon in 1923. Survivors are sons, Martin Palmer of Austin, Max Palmer of Fort Worth, Sandra Palmer Kent of Dallas and her husband Jim, two grandchildren, Alex and Michael Kent, her beloved Cousin Clara Mae McPherson, and many dear friends she met along the way.
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