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Connie Rae Palmer

April 12, 1954 — July 16, 2023

Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Connie Rae Palmer

Of Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Beloved mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 16, 2023, at the Laurels of Mount Pleasant. She was 69 years old. Connie Rae Sheets was born on April 12, 1954, in Saginaw, Michigan, to Jack and Nancy (Lewis) Sheets. She was a proud graduate of Arthur Hill High School. A proponent of education, Connie went on to receive both a bachelor’s and master’s degree. She was employed as a tool & die maker at General Motors, retiring after 26 years of loyal and dedicated service. She enjoyed playing piano, loved shopping, and was an avid reader. For over 30 years, camped in Lupton, Michigan, at the Lost Valley Campground where they created many lifelong memories. Connie’s little piece of heaven was entertaining others. Throughout her life she hosted many gatherings, but nothing could compare to her Kentucky Derby parties when she lived in Seven Lakes Florida. She will forever be remembered for her confidence and strong will, for her kind, loving, and big heart, and for truly living an amazing life filled with many beloved family and friends.

Surviving are her son, John (Christina) Palmer of Mount Pleasant; two step-grandchildren: Daymian and McKenzie Schutte of Mount Pleasant; parents, Jack and Nancy Sheets of Traverse City; brother, Rob (Lori) Sheets of Beulah; sister-in-law, Mary Sheets of MN. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

She was preceded in death by a brother, John Sheets.

A funeral service will take place at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2023, at the W. L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Road. Rev. Ted McCulloch will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the funeral chapel on Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at noon. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Saginaw Public Schools. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral chapel or through www.casefuneralhome.com.

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Friday, July 21, 2023

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Saturday, July 22, 2023

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