Carolyn S. (Sue) Palmore, 73, Woodstock, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at her home after a 4-½ year battle with pancreatic cancer.
She was born Jan. 31, 1939, in Frankfort, Ind., to William and Mazie Hankins.
She grew up in a loving home on her parent’s farm in Scircleville, Ind.
After graduation from high school, she attended Purdue University and received a degree in food science in 1961.
She entered the workforce in 1970 as an educator for the Dairy Council of Michigan and, for the next two decades, continued to work for organizations representing America’s farmers and dairy producers.
She also held positions with the National Housewares Manufacturers Association and a video production company, before launching her own video and translation business, ITwo, which remained open until June 2012.
She moved to Woodstock in 1994 and was passionate about local and state politics; she was dedicated to her work on the Woodstock School District 200 school board. She was proud of the board’s funding for the construction of Woodstock North High School and the development of the school’s working garden.
She also was an accomplished cook and loved to read, watch sports, travel and share time with friends and family.
Survivors include two daughters, Julie Palmore-Flores, Kenosha, Wis., and Jo (Mike) Hoevet, Ann Arbor, Mich., four granddaughters; Katie and Mallory Hoevet, and Riley and Abby Flores; a brother, Dick (Mary Helen) Hankins; a cousin, Lewie Fox; a close friend Casey Meyers; and many family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in the auditorium of WNHS.
Memorials can be sent to the District-200 Educational Foundation, 227 W. Judd St., Woodstock, IL 60098, or to the School of Health and Human Services at Purdue University, 700 W. State St., West Lafayette, IN 47907.