Pluma (Stumpff) Dummit, 91, of Bartlesville, Okla., passed peacefully in her sleep Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at 4:30 a.m. at the Heritage Villa Nursing Center.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Jerry Stumpff officiating. Following services in Bartlesville, graveside services and interment were held at 4 p.m. on Friday in the Clio Cemetery at Jenkins, Mo., under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory.
A memorial has been established and those who wish may send their contributions to the Hope Harbor Children's Home, P.O. Box 1047, Claremore, OK 74018.
Pluma Stumpff-Dummit was born Oct. 21, 1917, at Cross Hollows, Mo., to Earl H. and Anna Goodnight Patton. She received her education in Barry County, Missouri, and graduated from Aurora High School in 1935.
Pluma was married to Edgar Paul Stumpff on Nov. 23, 1935. They lived on the family farm in Cato, Missouri, and for a few years in Bakersfield, Calif. She was left a widow when her husband was killed in an accident clearing timber in 1947, and she continued to live on the farm for several years. She worked at Midwest Map Co. for a year, managed the Dairy Queen in Cassville one summer, and then was employed by the U.S. Agriculture Soil Conservation Service in Cassville from 1960 through 1980.
Pluma was married to Edwin (Abe) Dummit on Oct. 24, 1967. He was the sheriff of Barry County and also a farmer near Jenkins, Mo. They moved to Grove, Okla., in 1980 where they remained until Dummit's death in 1985. She moved to Bartlesville in 1988 to be near her children and made her home there until her death. One of her greatest joys in life was going to church, and she was a member of the Adams Blvd. Church of Christ in Bartlesville, Okla.
Survivors include: six sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and JoAnn Stumpff, Larry and Linda Stumpff, Windell and Frances Stumpff and Ron and Joyce Stumpff, all of Bartlesville, Okla., Keith and Ruth Stumpff, of Tulsa, Okla., and Jerry and Carol Stumpff, of Hominy, Okla.; one step- son, Eddie and Glenna Dummit, of Cassville, Missouri; and one stepdaughter, Nancy Gauss, of Cassville, Missouri; one stepsister, Pauline Leonard; 17 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren ;and six great-great-grandchildren.
Pluma was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Anna Patton, her stepmother, Myrtle Long Patton, one sister, Panzy Barnes, her husband, Edgar Paul Stumpff, one daughter, Elizabeth Stumpff, her husband, Edwin Dummit, and two daughters-in-law, Doris and Carole Louise. paid