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Grace Geraldine (Palmer) Carmody

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

June 19, 1909 - Dec. 13, 2009

TRENTON -- Grace Geraldine (Palmer) Carmody, 100, died Sunday, (Dec. 13, 2009) at El Dorado Manor in Trenton.

Grace was born June 19, 1909, in Grand Island to Charles Jay and Olga (Stolley) Palmer. She lived in Grand Island and graduated from Grand Island High School. Grace worked in the business office at Northwestern Bell Telephone Company for ten years, and was then transferred to the McCook business office, and where she worked until Dec. 30, 1940.

She was married to Senator Arthur Carmody on Jan. 1st, 1941. They farmed south of Trenton where she lived until 1987 when she moved into town.

Grace had been a member of the Woman's Club for 15 years; the Legislative Ladies in Lincoln 1941-1954. She spent six years on the Trenton School Board and on the State School Accreditation Committee. Grace also worked on the State Historical Society Foundation Board for 18 years.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband Arthur; a son, Arthur (Kit) Carmody; a sister, Lillian (Palmer) Lappe; and a brother, Richard Stolley Palmer.

Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Donna and her husband Charles Stetler; three grandchildren, Dawn Carmody, Shelly Hansen and husband Kim, and Matthew Stetler; along with three great-grandchildren, Ashley, Lauren, and Nathaniel Martin.

A private family inurnment will take place at a later date.

Memorials may be given to the Hitchcock County Historical Society.

Friends and family may leave condolences on-line at www.carpenterbreland.com

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.