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Marlene (Roe) PalmerMay 21, 1939 ~ May 24, 2017 (age 78)
Marlene (Roe) Palmer, 78, of Indianapolis, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Indianapolis. She was born on May 21, 1939, in Indianapolis, to Joseph A. and Lillie Mae (Jackson) Roe.
She worked for N. K. Hurst and attended the Church of Acts. Marlene enjoyed shopping at the Goodwill Store, finding treasures to share; she enjoyed being generous. She loved watching football, as long as it was the Colts. Her main joy came in keeping up with and being with her grandkids.
Marlene is survived by her five children, Gwen Mattingly of Indianapolis, Laura Palmer-Hill of California, Roxanne (Richard Cromer) Jacobs, Daisy Rose Abernathy, and Ronald “Rocky” (Nancy) Palmer, all of Indianapolis; a sister, Carol J. Duncan of Indianapolis; and a brother William (Rosie) Roe also of Indianapolis; nineteen grandchildren: Opie, Ronnie, Angel, David, Rob, Beth, George, Jimmy, Mike, Crystal, Dustin, Nicole, Shayna, Missy, Michelle, Kim, Shannon, Alex, Melissa, Donnie, and Barbara Jean; twenty-five great grandchildren: Opie, Sara, Taylor, Daniel, Tyler, Devin, Jada, Dacota, Dalani, Jameson, Dillon, Collin, Jace, Maddie, Cameron, Kara, Kayla, Kris, Rayanna, Shaelynn, Andrew, Jacob, Angelique, Daniel, Mychelle, Steven, and Ryan; and 5 great-great-grandchildren: Kamden, Opie, Jaden, Addi, Aden, and little Kolton is on his way.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald “Rocky” Palmer Sr., a daughter, Marilee Stevenson, her parents, Joseph and Lillie Roe, two brothers, Orville Jesse Roe and Jesse “Slug” Roe, 3 sisters, , Janet E. Roe, Littie Anderson, and Norma Jean Bowles, and grandchild, Tuffy Hill.
The family will be hosting a visitation from 5:00 -8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel, 729 N. U.S. Hwy. 31. A second vistiation will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, also at the funeral home. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.