Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Gertrude Edith Palmer Peaslee

Allentown, NY - Gertrude Edith Palmer Peaslee, age 98, a longtime resident of Allentown passed away on Monday October 3, 2016 at the Wellsville Manor Hills. She was the daughter of the late Harold and Eva Marjorie Barth Hunt.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Edwin Palmer, and her second husband, Raymond Peaslee. She was also predeceased by 3 sisters, Betty, Geraldine and Helen; and a brother, Harold.

She is survived by her only child, Howard Palmer (Jean) of California; 2 grandsons, James (Lisa) and Richard (Lisa); 4 great grandchildren, Jarrod, Allison, Nathan, and Ryan; her sister Corrine Mathern of Wellsville.

Gert will be remembered by many as the smiling, cheerful proprietor of Palmer’s General Store in Allentown which see ran for more than 40 years.

Honoring her wishes, there will be no calling hours. A private family service is planned. A celebration of her life will held at a later date. Remembrance donations may be made to the Allentown Methodist Church or the Allentown Fire Department. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.


  1. I know you are happy to be at home finally with Ray, you will be missed by many, especially me. RIP Gertie

  2. I fell in love with Gertrude the first time I met her with her sister, 2 years ago. The high heal, lipstick,her fashion statements, and her warm smile with a hug could make anyones day brighter. You are a memory that I will have always that brings a huge smile to my face. RIP Young Lady. <3

  3. Oh, I remember so much about Gertie, just loved this lady. Remember her letting me put two baby blankets on lay-away and pay for them with my allowance, remember how she would let all us kids waiting for the bus to Scio for a basketball game hang out in her store because it was so cold, and because she was just as excited as we were, she was part of the gang. There are just way too many memories, and I love every one of them. Gertie will always live on in my memories, she was a part of my whole life.
    RIP Gert.

  4. As a child I spent my weekly allowance of 25 cents at Gerts store...usually on two comics and a candy bar!! Gert was a beautiful lady and had a great store. God bless your memory, Gert, and your family. Love Sue Stern, nee Howe, Bob and Junes daughter

  5. I met Gert almost 25 years ago, when I was dating my husband and went to visit his grandparents, Beulah and Ralph Haught. Gert could light up a room with her smile and kindness. No one had more beautiful handwriting! She stayed in touch, with her thoughtful cards and sweet gifts. She is someone you never forget. God bless Ray and Gert. Love, Janis and Michael Allen, and sons.

  6. With deepest sympathy and sorrow to hear of your lose. Gert was a ray of sunshine and a joy to be around. My parents Beulah and Ralph Haught looked forward to the winter months so they could join Gert and Ray in Florida. They shared so many laughs and great times especially the nickel card games. May you find peace with your memories. Love, Penny Haught Allen.