Anna Louise Palmer, daughter of the late Donald and Kathryn (Barton) Kuster, was born on August 31, 1945 in Lebanon, Missouri, and departed this life on October 1, 2011 at her home in Mtn. Grove, Missouri, surrounded by her family. She was 66 years, one month and one day of age.
Anna grew up and attended school in Mtn. Grove and graduated from Mtn. Grove High School in 1963.
She was employed at Mtn. Grove Head Start for 37 years as a cook. “Miss Ann,” as she was known to her Head Start family, touched many lives of hundreds of children during her time of service.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She will be truly missed by those who knew and loved her. In her spare time, she enjoyed doing genealogy, crafts of all kinds and reading.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Curtis Dean Palmer, and one brother, Roy Kuster.
She is survived by four daughters, Janet Stewart and companion Lane Phelps of Pleasant Hope, Missouri, Trish Turner of Lebanon, Rebecca “Becky” Lipasek and husband Michael of Highlandville, Missouri, and Jacqueline “Jackie” Baker and husband Brad of Cabool, Missouri; nine grandchildren, Christy, Kinsey, Derek, Rachael, Payton, Dailynn, Kyleigh, Eric and Kellyn; two great-grandchildren, Teona and Evan; a special love in her life, Sonny Dobson, along with his children and grandchildren of Mtn. Grove; four brothers, Paul Kuster, Lee Kuster, Gary Kuster, and Donald Kuster, all of Mtn. Grove; four sisters, Helen Moore and Kathy Walker of Mtn. Grove, Ruth Storey of Weatherford, Oklahoma, and Linda Reed of Norwood, Missouri; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; and other relatives and friends.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in Union Chapel #2 Cemetery south of Mtn. Grove with Rev. Roger Flint officiating. Carol Robertson will serve as singer. Song selections will be “Will The Angels Come” and “I’ll Be Waiting For You.” Burial and arrangements are under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove.