MORRIS — Emma Palmer Johnson, 88, of Morris died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at the Oneonta Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
She was born on Feb. 21, 1915, in Westville, the daughter of Frederick B. Palmer and Mabel (Ford) Palmer.
She was married to Lawrence C. Johnson on Aug. 27, 1937, at the Mount Vision Baptist Parsonage. He died Nov. 24, 1992.
Emma was a lifelong area resident, graduating from Morris Central School in 1933, being the first class to graduate from "the new school."
She later worked for 40 years for the H.W. Naylor Co. a manufacturing chemist of veterinary products sold worldwide. She retired in 1982.
Surviving are a son, Gary Johnson of Morris; a sister, Leah Evans of Mount Vision; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Larry; a daughter, Mrs. Frederick (Kay) Sherwood; a sister, Lillian Hood; a brother, LeRoy Palmer; and a sister-in-law, Laura Palmer.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, July 13, 2003, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris.
Funeral services will also be held at the funeral home on Monday, July 14, 2003, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ann Blair officiating. Committal services and burial will be in Hillington Cemetery, Morris.
Those who wish are asked to make donations to the Morris Emergency Squad in Emma's memory.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.
Published in The Daily Star on July 11, 2003.