Marellyn Ann McCoy Palmer

Marellyn Ann McCoy Palmer, 98, of Liberty, MO, passed away on September 10, 2022, at K C Hospice House at North Kansas City Hospital.

Marellyn was born December 22, 1923, in Liberty, MO, to Herschell and Elsie (Fowler) McCoy. She attended Liberty High School, Class of 1941.  She married G.L. (Jud) Palmer, on July 15, 1944, making their home in Liberty, MO, on the farm that she grew up on.

Working as a clerical secretary, she first worked at the VA hospital in Excelsior Springs, then at Selective Service Draft Board in Liberty, where she retired in 1973, after a total of 25 years.  She then worked one year for Farm Bureau, three years with Liberty Public Schools in food service, and finishing her career with twelve years at Landing Auto Parts in Liberty, retiring in 1990.  And through all her years, she was a caregiver.

She was a member of Woods Memorial Christian Church, and the National Association of Retired of Federal Employees.

Marellyn was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of thirty-nine years; two brothers, Ray McCoy, and Robert “Bob” McCoy; and a stepdaughter, Lutricia Rapue.

Survivors include son, Charles Glen Palmer, of the home; daughter, Susan Palmer Hatch (Philip), of Liberty; one cousin, two nephews, a niece, and many great nieces and nephews.  Marellyn was blessed to be a step grandmother, a great grandmother, a great-great grandmother, and soon to be great-great-great grandmother.

Marellyn was a generous, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who was adored by all her family.  She gave unconditionally to those she loved, and everyone’s needs were most important to her. She always, always had a smile, and she will be greatly missed.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at Hillcrest Cemetery, W US Hwy. 69, Excelsior Springs, MO.

A celebration of life will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Liberty Community Center, 1600 S. Withers Road, Liberty, where we will honor her love of desserts with an Ice Cream Social.

Memorial contributions are suggested to:

NorthCare Hospice House (Kansas City Hospice), 2800 Clay Edwards Drive, 2nd Floor, NKC, MO, 64116.

Kindred at Home Foundation, 6330 Sprint Parkway, Suite 300,  OP, KS 66211.

Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.

Our Sincere Condolences

It is with such a heavy heart, l search for words of comfort. Susan, your exceptional relationship with Mom was truly God-given.
As you spoke her name, the light in your eyes brightened.
Be assured she is rejoicing in heaven without pain with Jesus .
May the treasure chest of happy memories, deep within you, bring peace. And the loving comfort of Christ surround all the family, is my prayer.
Hugs & Loving Prayers. Madeliene