Pauline M. Palm, 92, homemaker on Ephrata farm, enjoyed antiquing, devoted to family

By on July 9, 2014

Pauline M. Palm, 92, of Garden Spot Village, New Holland, entered into rest Sunday, June 29, 2014.

Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Frank H and Celia R. (Markley) Fair and was the wife of the late Donald E. Palm with whom she celebrated 50 years of marriage.

Born on Feb. 9, 1922, Pauline grew up on a farm and often talked about the hard work she did helping to cut and strip tobacco. She also had many interesting stories of rural life during the Great Depression. She and Donald raised their family in Ephrata. Pauline was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a good cook and homemaker and enjoyed antiquing with her husband. She loved her family.

Pauline is survived by her children: Barry L., husband of Kathy (Kuipers) Fair of Akron, Debra K. Comiskey of Westminster, Mass, Kim L., wife of James D. Zimmerman of New Holland and Tina M. Martin of Leola; six grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren; and a brother, Frank M. Fair, Jr.

Services were held July 6 at Stradling Funeral Home, Akron, with Chaplains Chet Yoder and William Mast officiating. Interment took place in the Mt. Zion Evangelical Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Pauline’s memory may be made to the Garden Spot Village Benevolent Fund, 433 S. Kinzer Ave, New Holland, PA 17557.

The family would like to thank the staff of Garden Spot Village for the compassionate care they have given Pauline over the years as well as all of her caregivers from Heartland Hospice for the care and comfort they provided Pauline during her last days.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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