Ellen Palmer

Ellen L. Palmer

Tuesday, November 30th, 1943 - Friday, January 18th, 2019
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Ellen Kramer (Gilbert) Palmer of Chambersburg died on January 18, 2019 at the Chambersburg Hospital. She was born November 30, 1943 in Chambersburg, the second daughter of Steward E. and Eleanor Romberger Kramer. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Ronaele A. Kramer Rotz, age 40, in 1983. Ellen was a 1961 graduate of the Chambersburg Area Senior High School and a 1989 graduate of Penn State Mont Alto with an Associate Degree in Letters, Arts and Sciences. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring where she had served as an Elder, a Deacon, and a Trustee; Sunday School and Bible School Teacher. She is survived by her husband, Sidney of Chambersburg, one son, Collin S. Gilbert (wife Angela), of Colorado Springs, Colorado, four stepchildren: Linden P. Madara (husband Steven) of Columbus, Ohio; Sidney, Jr. of Philadelphia; Page P. Nitterhouse (husband Craig) of Chambersburg; Grant (wife Heather) of Philadelphia; three brothers: Wilmer (Bud) Kramer (wife Sarah) of Pittsburgh; Robert Kramer (wife Deborah) of Middletown, PA; John Kramer (wife Robin) of New Cumberland, PA. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren who were the light of her life. Her professional life included 10 1/2 years at the former Valley Bank and Trust Company (now M&T) in Chambersburg. She retired as Vice President of Marketing from the former Letterkenny Federal Credit Union (now Patriot) in Chambersburg. She was a member of the American Business Women’s Association for 15 years serving as President, Vice President and leading many of its committees. She volunteered for the Easter Seal Society, Chamber of Commerce Image Committee, United Way, Wilson College in fund raising, served as a board member of Chambersburg Area Council for the Arts and served as its President along with many of its committees; served on the board of the Cumberland Valley School of Music; was a member of the Chambersburg Afternoon Club, served as a secretary for the Angel Hill Animal Sanctuary; and in 1990 begin a 23 year wish-granting relationship with the Make-A-Wish Foundation including as a board member for six years. She also served on the Penn State Mont Alto Advisory Board beginning in 2006 and as it’s Executive Committee in 2007 and serve as Advisory Board Chair for three years, and was named as an Emeritus Member in 2015. In 2002 she joined the Penn National Nursing School Dinner Committee for the Penn State Mont Alto Nursing School Scholarship Program on which she served for 12 years. She served as Volunteer Chair of the Penn State Mont Alto Development Committee. There will be no viewing. A Graveside Service will be held at the convenience of the family at Norland Cemetery in Chambersburg. There will be a Memorial Service held Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary of the Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Franklin County, C/O Ann Waltman, Reg. Mgr., Make-A-Wish Foundation South Central PA Regional Office, 2951 Whiteford Rd., Suite 304, York, PA 17402; Penn State Mont Alto Scholarship for Veterans, One Campus Dr., Mont Alto PA 17237 or Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring/Children’s Programs, 221 North Main St., Chambersburg, PA one 17201. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Sellers Funeral Home in Chambersburg.
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  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 | 3:30pm
    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 3:30pm
    Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring
    221 North Main Street
    Chambersburg, PA 17201
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    Rev. Dr. Andrew Hart
  • Interment

    Norland Cemetery
    Address Not Available


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Michele & Eric Shubin

Posted at 10:16am
Grant, Heather & family, we are deeply sorry for your loss of your beloved mother and father.
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nkr~Isaiah 46:1

Posted at 06:06pm
As you celebrate a life well lived, May the God of all comfort also grant you peace and hope. "There is going to be a resurrection" (John 5:28, 29).

Posted at 05:10pm
To the family of Ellen,
Tom and I are very sorry for your loss. We did not know Ellen well but always remembered her as so friendly and out going. She played tennis on Tuesday morning on the court next to mine and never failed to look over at me, smile and say, "Hello Bunny how are you doing"? Just a very sweet lovely woman. We're so sorry..

Tom and Bunny Gabler

Carolyn Heidenthal

Posted at 10:41am
I am sorry for your loss I personally know what it is like to lose a love one What comforts me is the hope of seeing my love one again. Revelation 21:3,4 Brings out that God will do way with all suffering . The Bible proclaims : The wicked will be no more...But the meek will possess the earth and they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace . For how long? The righteous will possess the earth , and they will live forever upon it . Psalms 37: 12,11,29 ; you can find more comforting scriptures at Sincerely Yours, Ca rolyn H,

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