Jill Ann Palmer Jill Ann (Helmley) Palmer was born in Kiowa, Kansas on January 21, 1961. Jill owned The Fifth Street Salon, was part owner in the Plum Thickett Inn and was an integral part of the community. After graduation Sam returned to the family farm in Missouri, where he did the work he so loved . Sam chose to make Kiowa his home, and on August 14, 1949 he married Mildred Joan Allen of Hardtner, Kansas.
She was known and loved by many and leaves behind a void that will not easily be filled. Memorial donations may be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital or Kiowa EMS through Lanman Funeral Home. They were married at the United Methodist Church in Hardtner and made their home in Kiowa. On December 18, 1950 Sam and Mildred were blessed with the birth of their first child, Craig Allen.
Samuel Garnett Mott was born three miles south of Kiowa, Kansa on April 30, 1925 to John Lewis and Olive Emma Hildebrand Mott. Sam spent the first years of his life in Kiowa until his mother and father purchased a farm and moved to Tiff City, Missouri in 1942.
In later years Sam continued to spend time at the farm every day.
The depth of our love and respect for them is indescribable, and we will treasure their memory in our hearts.
He and Vanessa enjoyed camping, watching movies, and spending time with Colton and their two dogs.On September 30, 2014 Sam entered the Kiowa Manor and resided there until his death.Sam greatly appreciated visits and treats from family and friends.He also enjoyed car rides around Kiowa and to the farm so he could check the wheat and see the cats.Preceding him in death was his cherished wife, Mildred; his parents, Lewis and olive Mott; brother, Frank Mott and wife, Helen; sister, Elizabeth Kisling and husband, George; sister June Reed and husband, Ralph; nephews, Gary Lewis Reed, Freddie Lewis Mott, Stephen D.