Mary Margaret Jewett Plummer, 90, of De Soto, KS, passed away Nov. 2, 2019 at Hillside Nursing Home, De Soto, KS. Memorial service 11:00 am, Sat., Nov. 23, 2019 at De Soto United Methodist Church, 8760 Kill Creek Rd., De Soto, KS. Visitation at the church from 9:30 am – 11:00 am before the service. Private family inurnment at De Soto Cemetery, De Soto, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to the De Soto United Methodist Church. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com
Mary was born Dec. 26, 1928 in rural Johnson County to David William and Gwendolyn May (Brassfield) Jewett. She grew up in De Soto where she graduated from high school. Mary attended St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Kansas City and earned her RN. In 1983 she earned her BSN at St. Francis College in Joliet, IL. She married William “Bill” Lee Plummer on June 24, 1950 in De Soto, KS. After marriage, they were in San Diego for two years, moved to Wyandotte County for eight years and then to De Soto in 1960. Along with being a homemaker she worked as an RN and retired from Center School District in KCMO. She was a member of De Soto United Methodist Church, Scout Leader and 4-H Leader. According to her husband, Mary was “The Boss.” She loved to cook, sew, collect recipes, play games, read and sing. Mary will be dearly missed by friends and family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill, in 2014; infant son, William Joseph Plummer and daughter, Patricia Ann Ryan. Mary is survived by her children: David Wesley and wife Susan Plummer, William Jonathan and wife Patricia Plummer, James Joseph and wife Pamela Plummer, all of De Soto, KS and Mary Lyn “Lyndie” and husband Jerry Hand, of Kansas City, KS son-in-law, David Ryan, Bradenton, FL, 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.