Nancy Palmore

Obituary of Nancy Palmore

Nancy Carol “Sissy” Link Palmore, 92, widow of James K. Palmore, was born on September 26th, 1931, in Owenton, Kentucky. She passed away on Monday, August 28, 2023.  

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband Jim, daughters; Cathy and Ellen Palmore, her mother and father Charlsey Lucas and John L. Link, two brothers, Robert F. Link and John W. Link, and her loyal best friend “Burley”. 

Nancy was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Versailles, Kentucky and was a founding member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Glasgow, Kentucky. She graduated from Owenton High School and studied music at the University of Kentucky where she was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. She and her husband owned and operated the Independent Tobacco Warehouse in Horse Cave, Kentucky. Nancy was an avid boater, a Kentucky Admiral, a member of the Thoroughbred Club of America and a huge Kentucky Wildcat fan. 

She is survived by her two children, Vicki Lee Freeman and John Link Freeman, sister, Linda (Leonard) Nave, three grandchildren, Carmelita (Barry) Marotta, Nancy (Drew) Meyers, and Michael (Violet Anne) Marotta, devoted nieces, Patricia Nave Kittinger (John), Erin Bonner, and Susan Hammond; devoted nephews, David (Sara) Link, William F. (Amy) Nave, Leonard (Marti) Nave Jr., and Judson Link.  

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am, August 31, 2023, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Versailles, Kentucky. Inurnment will directly follow at the Lexington Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to the Cathedral Domain Camp and Conference Center in care of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Versailles, Kentucky.  


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Memorial Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, August 31, 2023
St. John's Episcopal Church
210 North Main Street
Versailles, Kentucky, United States


11:30 am - 12:30 am
Thursday, August 31, 2023
Lexington Cemetery
833 W. Main Street
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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