Waynedale Obituaries


ROBERT E. PLUMMER, 87, of Warsaw, died Thursday, January 29, 2009, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Born November 14, 1921, in Etna Green, Indiana, he was a teacher for 39 years, retiring in 1986.

Surviving are his wife, Louise Plummer of Warsaw; daughter, Genyce (Ed) DiRico of Winona Lake; two sons, Randy (Sandy) Plummer of Fort Wayne and Kevin Plummer of Fort Wayne; two grandsons, Robert DiRico of Chicago, Illinois and Adam Plummer of Fort Wayne; one step granddaughter, Laura Hinton of Fort Wayne; two great-granddaughters, Alexandria and Andrea DiRico, both at home; and one brother, Dennis Plummer of Warsaw.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Ellen Long on February 26, 1996.

Service was Monday, February 2 at Otterbein United Methodist Church, Atwood, Indiana. Pastor Jerry Thomas of Otterbein United Methodist Church, Atwood, officiating. Visitation was Sunday, February 1 at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw. Burial in Pleasant View Cemetery, Warsaw.

Memorials to Otterbein United Methodist Church, 306 E. Main St., Atwood, IN 46502.


Editors Note: This editorial was written by Bob Plummer for the January 27, 2009 issue of the Warsaw Times-Union.



Our good neighbors are spending some time in the south for some R&R. Recently I sent them this e-mail.

This Friday morning sitting in my small den, windows separate me from 18 degrees below zero. However coming through the same window is a lavender-rimmed sunrise, to a blue cloudless sky, onto a fresh pure-white snow cover, marked by shadows and thought-provoking animal tracks.

In the near distance barren trees standing silently waiting, waiting for the signal from God “do it once again.” In the far distance are swiftly moving trucks on the highway leaving quickly disappearing vapor trails along their tops.

I have not been out all week for breakfast but have found that oatmeal flavored with peanut butter eaten in a home of many many years with my wife is a good way to start the day.

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