Gladys Laverne Palmer Boyer Born May 18, 1922, in Rock Falls, Died Feb. 5, 2013, in DeKalb
DeKALB – Gladys Laverne Palmer Boyer, 90, formerly of Sterling, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Oak Crest Retirement Center in DeKalb.
Gladys was born May 18, 1922, in Rock Falls, the daughter of John and Mabel (Jacobs) Palmer. She married Edward T. Boyer on Sept. 12, 1941, in Sterling. He preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 1985, after more than 44 years of marriage.
She was employed in various positions throughout her working life. But by far, the job she enjoyed most was as a volunteer at the thrift shop in Rock Falls that continues to support Christ Lutheran School in Sterling. She moved to Oak Crest in 2004 to be closer to her daughter.
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