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James V. Palmer, Sr., 79, formerly of Peru, IN and Indianapolis, passed away on Monday, July 4, at his son Thomas’s residence in St. Louis, MO after a long illness.
Born June 8, 1943, in Peru, he was the son of W.V. and Mary Elizabeth (Harris) Palmer. He was a graduate of Peru High School, DePauw University, and the School of Business at Indiana University.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Ann, and his nephew Jeffrey V. Palmer. He is survived by his sons, James V., Jr (Vicki) and Thomas, both of St. Louis, his brother-in-law Garrett W. Palmer of Peru and his niece Lisa (William) Beckman of Peru.
Beloved by all who knew him, Jim will be remembered for his infectious laugh, his ability to connect immediately with anyone he met, and his gift of finding the humor in every situation.
A Celebration of Life gathering will be held Sunday, July 31, 2022 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Meridian Hills Country Club in Indianapolis. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Miami County Helping Hands through Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru, IN.