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Albert Palmer

February 3, 1930 — January 6, 2016

Albert Richard Palmer, 85, of Longton, KS, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, January 9th at 1:00 p.m. at Longton Cemetery in Longton, Kansas. The family will greet family and friends on Friday, January 8th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Webb & Rodrick Chapel. The family requests memorials to Home Town Health Care Hospice and memorials may be left at the Chapel.
Richard was born on Feb. 3, 1930 near Lindsay, OK to Athel Palmer and Lessie (King) Palmer. He was the seventh of nine children; one surviving sister, Ema Jen Copass, of Duncan, OK.

Richard worked in the oil fields ever since he left home at a young age. He loved the smell and sounds of the oil pumping so much he eventually owned his own business of rigs that drilled many wells in Kansas. Richard also loved to train and trade horses for his daughters to ride.

He married Velma Jane Willits in Ulysses, KS on August 21, 1949. Three daughters were born to that union. After Velma's passing in 1998, Richard married Naida Becker on Feb. 6, 2000, at Longton, KS. Richard was a member of the Longton Christian Church where he served as deacon until his failing health.

Richard is survived by his wife Naida, of the home; 3 daughters: Zona Woodard and husband, Michael, of Warsaw, MO, Teresa Wallweber and husband Tim, of Wichita, KS, Jynell Mccollam and husband Greg, of Independence, KS, and 3 step-daughters and husbands; Diana and Charlie Stroble, of Longton, KS, Deb and Brad Ott of Fairview, OK and Barbie and Tony Small of Hopkins,MN.

He also leaves behind 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and Naida's 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.


Webb Rodrick Chapel
306 W Main
Independence, KS  67301
Friday, January 8, 2016
6:00 p.m. ~ 8:00 p.m.



Longton Cemetery
Road 26
Longton, KS  67352
Saturday, January 9, 2016
1:00 p.m.


Longton Cemetery
Road 26
Longton, KS  67352

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