Patricia Ruth Palmer


Celebration of Life
1 p.m.
May 6, 2023
Lake Show Me

Final Resting Place

Granger Cemetery


Scotland County Cancer Fund

{May 9, 1955 - March 16, 2023}

Patricia Ruth Sellenriek Palmer (Patti), 67, of Memphis died March 16, 2023 at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis.

Patti was born on May 9, 1955 in St. Louis, Missouri, to Glenn Sellenriek and Ruth (Stemme) Sellenriek. Both proud parents preceded Patti in death. Patti was a graduate of Parkway Central High School, St. Louis, Missouri, class of ‘73. She attended St. Louis Community College Meramec for two years and University of Missouri St. Louis for one year.

On September 11, 1989, she married Don Palmer in Las Vegas, Nevada. He preceded here in death on December 5, 2021.

In 1998, the Palmers moved to Granger where they enjoyed working and taking care of the Palmer family farm. They moved to Memphis in 2009, where Patti continued as a loving homemaker and caretaker for Don. Don and Patti remained happily married until his death.

Patti was a competitive swimmer in high school, and her love of the water continued throughout her whole life. Swimming, boating, water skiing, and fishing were among her most favorite activities. She enjoyed gardening, mushroom hunting, a good bonfire, and anything outdoor/ nature related. She was an animal lover and the kindest, most gentle hearted person, and the many lives she touched will miss her greatly.

Along with her parents, Patti was preceded in death by the love of her life and husband of over 30 years Don, step son Mark, and step daughter Tami, and brother Mark Sellenriek.

Patti was survived by her step daughter Michele (Kyle) Kelly, step grandchildren Keira and Nolan (who affectionately referred to her as Grandma Patti), sister Susie Anderson, sisters in law Danielle Sellenriek, June Kice and Doris Guernsey, brothers in law Lyle Palmer and Wayne (Nadine) Palmer, loving family of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, cousins, and many long-time close friends who loved her dearly as family.

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  1. One special friend for life.

    Comment by Tracey Biggs on March 18, 2023 at 6:11 pm
  2. My very best friend for so many years, I have thought of you often and will continue to do so. Until we meet again!

    Comment by Lisa Harmon on March 24, 2023 at 2:28 pm

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