On the 6th day of September, 2022, Joan Ada Palmer (nee Goodman) went home to be with God as she was surrounded by her family at her home in Abingdon. Joan was born to the late Lynn Leonard and Lois Riddell Goodman (nee Gamble) of Williamsport, Pennsylvania on September 9, 1943.
Joan was a registered nurse for 53 years, starting when she graduated from Church Home and Hospital in 1964. Joan loved to talk to new people and was known for making friends anywhere she went. She also loved camping traveling, reading, watching a good musical, square dancing, sewing, crocheting, but most of all, she loved spending time with her family. Joan was a devout member of her church, Wesleyan Chapel United Methodist Church, where she will be laid to rest. Joan’s big heart and her gracious spirit will surely be missed by everyone.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 33 years, Michael Emerson Palmer; 4 children, Mrs. Marianna Garrigan Adams and her husband Cort of Delta, PA, Mr. Shawn Patrick Garrigan, Sr. and his wife Alicia of Green Cove Springs, FL, Mr. Matthew Joseph Garrigan and his wife Sherry of Minot ND and Ms. Lois Marie Garrigan of Bel Air; brother, Dr. Terrence Lynn Goodman and his wife Helen of Moorehead City, NC; 15 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, a niece, a nephew and many good friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joan’s memory may be made to: Senator Bob Hooper House c/o Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation 520 Upper Chesapeake Drive, Suite 405, Bel Air, MD 21014 or Wesleyan Chapel UMC of Aberdeen, 409 North Paradise Rd., Aberdeen, MD 21001 or Amedisys Hospice, 7106 Ridge Rd., Suite 140, Rosedale, MD 21237.
Please join us in celebrating Joan’s life.
The funeral will be available by livestream at www.chapelatparadise.wordpress.com