Cuma Pauline Plummer

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Cuma Pauline Plummer, 88, of West Plains, formerly of Barry County, passed away Jan. 9, 2015. She was born Oct. 15, 1926, the daughter of Melvin and Hattie Swofford, near Carr Lane. She graduated from Blue Eye High School in 1944. She attended SMS in Springfield and received her teaching certificate for grades one through eight. She taught several years in the Brock, Fields, Gaddis and other school districts.

She later received her degree from Southwest Baptist College, Bolivar.

She married William "Bill" Plummer in 1947 at Eureka Springs, Ark. She and Bill owned a cattle farm at Shell Knob, which was later taken over by the Corp of Engineers to build Table Rock Lake and became Campbell Point Boat Dock. In 1957, the family moved to Vanzant near Mtn. Grove. She was a member of the Church of God, Pryor Church, near Mountain Grove.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two grandchildren; and one brother.

Survivors include: her three children, Sandra Smith, of Willow Springs, and sons, Mick and Steve, of Mtn. Grove; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Dewey and his wife, Yvonne Swofford, of Wheaton, George and his wife, Willie Swofford, of Mtn. Grove; sisters, Lanora Sanders, of West Plains, Melva and her husband Chuck Peterson, of Clinton, Bernice and her husband Leland Van Fosson, of Springfield; and Wanda and her husband, Jack Smith, of Hartville.

Services were held Jan. 16 at the South Street Church of God, Mtn. Grove. Officiating were John Plummer, Rev. Wayne Writer and Rev. Gene Swofford. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery, Mtn. Grove.