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Marie Palmer

Marie Gain Palmer, 92, passed away on Friday August 30 at her home. She leaves to celebrate her life her four children, Mark, Susan (Christopher Cordle), Barbara (Robert Glaves), and Amy (Thomas Brandstrader), grandchildren Andrew Cordle (April Magers), Benjamin Brandstrader, Conrad Palmer, and Barbara Brandstrader and great-granddaughter Alexandra Cordle. She will also be missed by Robert Glaves's daughters, Nicole, Morgan, and Leah, their spouses and children, and many loving nieces and nephews. The family is thankful for the loving care delivered to Marie by her physician and the health care aides who made her last years at home happy and safe. Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Howard, in 1999, her parents Joseph Gain and Barbara Szimnaller Gain, and by her brothers Frank Gain, Peter Gain, and Joseph Gain. Marie graduated from Withrow High School and the University of Cincinnati, and received her master's degree in library science from Peabody College at the age of 20. Marie was a librarian at Antioch College, University of Michigan, and the Dayton Public Library, and was Dean of the Library at Sinclair Community College. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at Christ United Methodist Church. 3440 Shroyer Road, Kettering 45429. Funeral Service will follow the visitation. Online condolences may be sent to If desired, donations may be made in Marie's name to enhance and maintain Glen Helen, where she and Howard, and later the whole family, spent many happy hours: Glen Helen Ecology Institute, 405 Cory St Yellow Springs OH 45387 or online at