Roger Everett Plummer

Roger Everett Plummer, 88, Lecompton, passed away February 9, 2022 at the Baldwin Health & Rehab facilities in Baldwin City, Kansas.

There will be graveside services at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at the Richland Cemetery located in Monmouth Township, Shawnee County, Kansas.

He was born on June 21, 1933 to John Everett Plummer and Lois Marie Hayes in Hickman Mills, Missouri, the youngest of two children.

He grew up in DeSoto, Kansas and graduated from DeSoto High School. On February 8, 1953 he joined the United States Marine Corp along with seven of his buddies – all from DeSoto, Kansas. He was stationed in Japan after his training in San Diego, but while he was still in the states, he did witness a nuclear bomb test in Nevada. He was discharged on February 8, 1956 with the rank of corporal.

When he returned from the service, he worked for Farmland Industries and he retired from there in 1989. He also loved farming with his many John Deere tractors. He loved the green and yellow. He participated in many antique tractor shows around this area – hence, he had quite his own collection. So, when it came to our annual Halloween get-together, he was always willing to drive one of his tractors for the hayrack ride. Another one of his favorite pastimes was listening to country music and dancing.

Roger married Winona Mae Barrett on December 12, 1967. She survives of the home. Roger was a very positive addition to the family.

Other survivors include his, children, Laurie Striet, Iris Hale, Leslie Downing, Jr. (Heather), Lonnie Downing (Carolyn), Ella Curtiss (Duane), and Dailen Downing (Sherry). Grandchildren, Gaila Gilliland (Larry), John Hale, Amy Drake (Pat), Dustin Downing (Becky), Derrick Downing (Natalie), Kerry Jacques (Jon), Kirk Curtiss (Annie), Matthew Downing (Kayte), Heath Downing, and Jamie Edie, 23 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, and a sister Edith LeValley.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation or to Elara Caring Hospice Foundation sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260 Lawrence, Kansas 66044.