Betty Cross Drabik Palmer, 71, of Columbia died Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at home from a long illness. Betty was born on November 19, 1947 in Kalkaska, MI to the late Avery and Alice Stacey Cross. Betty was a waitress for many years at area restaurants including Midtown Café and Circle R Restaurants.
Betty is survived by her husband David E. Palmer; a daughter Beverly A. Drabik; a son-in-law Joseph Kremer; three grandsons Austin Morey and David J. Palmer both of Adair County and Michael Drabik of Gaylord, MI; siblings Connie Thornell, Junior Austin, Donna Robbins (Marv), Loretta Gensen (Ray), Gladys Ballard (Leslie) and Larry Cross (Carol all of Michigan.
Betty chose cremation and a small gathering for family and friends celebrating her life will be held at a later date.