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Shirley W. Palmer-Ball passes away

Post Time:Aug 29,2012Classify:Industry NewsView:81

Shirley W. Palmer-Ball, retired president of Palmer Products Corp., passed away, August 17, at the age of 82.

A well known glass industry figure, Shirley led the family business after taking over from his father Lawrence B. Palmer-Ball Sr. Under Shirley's leadership, the adhesive mastics manufacturer consolidated its Chicago and Louisville, Ky., plants, and later introduced Qwikset Mirro-Mastic to its Palmer Mirro-Mastic product line.

In addition to his glass career, Shirley was active in the political arena, running twice as the Republican candidate for Kentucky lieutenant governor, according to The Courier-Journal.com.

Shirley is survived by his wife of 57 years, Helen Howell; his six children, Elizabeth Rosene, Helen Bush, Virginia Brown, Lawrence B. Palmer-Ball II, Connie Roitman and Charles Christopher Palmer-Ball; and 11 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy in the form of donations to the Rotary Promise Scholarship Project c/o the Rotary Club of Louisville, 401 W. Main St., Suite 810, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Louisville, KY, 40202 or the charity of your choice.

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