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Joye Palmer Albee
(07-17-1926 - 10-11-2011)

Joye Palmer Albee 85, of Elgin passed away on Tuesday October 11, 2011. She was born on July 17, 1926 in Motley, MN the daughter of Charles and Amy (Patch) Palmer. Joye was a charter member of the Elgin Genealogy Society, a member of the Elgin Area Historical Society, and attended the First Congregational Church in Elgin.

Survivors include her two daughters; Jennifer (George) Bero of Elgin and Valerie Grand of Mankato, MN.
Three grand daughters; Julia (Jason) Smith of Urbandale, IA; Johanna (Robert) Smith of Fort Wayne, IN and Joye Stallman of Owatonna, MN. Three great grandchildren: Molly, Devin and Stella, along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, George Arthur Albee on Oct. 6, 2007,
Two brothers; Donald and Rodney Palmer; two sisters; Gertrude Chase and Garnette Berg.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday October 15, 2011 at 10:30 A.M. in the First Congregational Church, Elgin, with Rev. Paris Donehoo officiating. Burial will follow at Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin. Visitation will be on Friday from 5-8:00 P.M. at the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin and on Saturday at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services. Memorials may be made to the Elgin Area Historical Society. For information, 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

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