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November 26, 1934 ~ September 4, 2019 (age 84)
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Martha Dean “Tootsie” Moses Palmer

Age 84

Of Riceville

Passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019

At her residence.


A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Emily Coffey Moses and was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hugh Palmer; 2 sons, Robert and Gary Palmer.  


She will always be remembered for her kind soul and giving nature. She touched every life she was a part of, being a caregiver to so many that called her “Aunt Tootsie.”  Her closest companion, Molly, is pictured with her.


Survivors include one daughter,

   Tracey Montgomery of Riceville

One son,

   Bill Palmer of Riceville

She is the cherished grandmother to 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.


Funeral services will be 4 pm Sunday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home.  Mrs. Palmer will be laid to rest at the Palmer Family Cemetery following the service.


Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.


The family will receive friends from 2-4 pm Sunday at the funeral home.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, SE TN. Chapter, 735 Broad St. Suite 300, Chattanooga, TN. 37402.


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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Martha Dean “Tootsie” Moses Palmer.

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