Howard F. Plummer

Howard F. Plummer, 87, of Keystone, IN, and having family members in Warren, IN, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at 6 a.m. at his home.

Mr. Plummer graduated from Van Buren High School in 1944. He was a World War II veteran, serving with the United States Marine Corps from 1945 to 1946, and was a member of American Legion Post 111.

A lifelong farmer, he was a member of the Petroleum United Methodist Church. He was a 60-year member and past master of the Van Buren Masonic Lodge 711 F.&A.M. and a 17-year member of Pennville Masonic Lodge 212 F.&A.M. He was also a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Fort Wayne, Mizpah Shrine of Fort Wayne and the Grant County York Rite in Jonesboro.

He served on the board of directors of the Alberson Cemetery Association.

He was born Sept. 14, 1926, in Van Buren to Herald I. and Mary Elizabeth Sanderman Plummer. He married Glenna L. Hall on Sept. 16, 1947, in Van Buren, and she survives.

Additional survivors include two sons, Randal E. (Linda) Plummer, of Keystone, and William G. (Nancy) Plummer, of Fountaintown; a daughter, JoAnn (John) Ramsey, of Casper, WY; a brother, John (Martha) Plummer, of Warren; a sister, Ruth (Artie) Benefiel, of Warren; nine grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Calling is Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, from 2 p.m. to 8 pm., at Thoma/Rich, Chaney and Lemler Funeral Home, 308 W. Washington St., Bluffton, and for one hour prior to the funeral service on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Petroleum United Methodist Church, 3625 Second St., Petroleum. Rev. Marlene Ellis will officiate. Burial will be at Alberson Cemetery, with military honors by American Legion Post 111 and the United States Marine Corps Honor Guard.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Petroleum United Methodist Church.

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