Feb 05,1926---Nov 19,2020

Visitation will be from 12:00 -1:00 Pm Friday December 11, 2020 at Porter Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS.  Graveside Services will follow at 1:30 PM at Highland Park Cemetery.

Charles R. (Bob) Palmer, 94, of Kansas City, KS, passed away peacefully Thursday, November 19, 2020.  Memorial contributions may be made to Community of Christ Church. 

He was born February 5, 1926 in Springfield, MO.  He served in the U. S. Navy (Seaman First Class) in the South Pacific during WWII and was retired from General Motors after 42 years.  He was a member and Deacon at the Bethel  Community of Christ Church.   He was an avid hunter, angler, volleyballer, jogger and volunteered until his early 80's.  

He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Bertie Palmer, wife of 28 years Bonnie, sisters Novelle Charles, Tina Palmer, Evelyn Maples and Lindell Gough, and daughter Cecilia Miller.  He is survived by his wife of 26 years Flora Lucille (Ropp) Palmer, daughter Denise (Bill) Harnden of Tonganoxie, KS,  son Denny (Amy) Palmer of Lenexa, KS, step children James L. Vitatoe, Jr., Mona L. Salazar, Guy L Vitatoe,  15 grandchildren, 27 great-children and 6 great-great grandchildren.


The following is setup for a memorial service post-graveside by zoom.


Topic: Charles Robert (Bob) Palmer

Time: Dec 11, 2020 03:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Rhonda Ellis Garren Nov 22 ,2020

Friend ,Oskaloosa ,Kansas

Dearest Denise and Denny, I am praying for comfort and peace for you and your families. You were so blessed to have had all these many years to share with your dad. I’m sure he too cherished every moment with each of you. I apologize for not being there in person to support you through this hard time, but due to covid and my 92 year old Dad and 83 year old mom, I must exercise great caution. My love, Rhonda