Daisy Calhoun

Thursday, August 11, 2005

AUSTIN, Texas -- Daisy Palmer Calhoun, 92, of Austin, formerly of Mounds, Ill., died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005, at her home in Austin.

She was born Sept. 6, 1912, in Mounds, daughter of Roy and Ethel Helman Palmer.

Calhoun was an elementary school teacher for 42 years, teaching in Illinois, Florida and Texas. She was a member of St. John's Methodist Church in Orange, Texas, and was a graduate of Southern Illinois University.

Survivors include a daughter, Muriel Perkins, of Austin; a brother, Jim Palmer, of Charleston, Ill.; three sisters, Muriel "Mermie" Reeves of Pulaski, Ill., Marjorie Rives of Mounds, Eva Tuffley of San Marcos, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Calhoun; her parents; two brothers; and a sister.

Private graveside services will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Orange, Texas.

Announcement courtesy of Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge, Ill.