PLUMMER, Roxie B. 1857-1927
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Date: 4/15/2015 at 18:52:49
Mrs. Roxie B. Plummer
The community was saddened Monday evening when it became known that Mrs. Roxie Plummer had passed away. While the news of her death was not entirely unexpected, as she had been in a critical condition for several days, it came as a great shock to her many friends. Death came at five o'clock on the afternoon of October 31, 1927.
Roxie Burr Butler, daughter of William S. and Eliza Jane Butler, was born in Jacksonville, Illinois, and when a small child she moved with her parents to Grundy county, Iowa, where the greater portion of her life has been spent.
On April 16, 1878, she was united in marriage to Henry James Plummer, of New Hartford, Iowa, whose death occurred on February 13, 1889.
Mrs. Plummer was a graduate of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle, and she was also a member of the Alumni Association of the Moody Bible Institute.
For some time she was an instructor in the Girls' Industrial School at Mitchellville, Iowa. Following this she removed to Chicago where she was associated with the Moody Bible Institute in Social Welfare Work.
At the time of her death she was a member of the State Historical Society, the Daughters of the American Revolution and Secretary of the local Order of the Eastern Star, which office she has filled most efficiently for the past eleven years and where she will be greatly missed. She had a thorough knowledge of Eastern Star work and of the code and it was as natural for the officers to go to her for counsel as it is for a little child to go to its mother.
Mrs. Plummer was one of a family of seven children. She is survived by two brothers and two sisters: C. N. Butler, of Cedar Rapids; C. E. Butler, of Grundy Center; Byrd J. Butler, of Cedar Rapids, and Agnes E. Butler, of Grundy Center.
One brother, Dr. F. P. Butler, died January 30, 1918, and a sister, Mrs. Florence Biewett, died June 15, 1922. A nephew, Burr B. Butler, resides at Whitten, and a nephew and niece, Frank P. Butler and Mrs. Hobart A. Howe, in Cedar Falls.
Funeral services were conducted from the family home in Grundy Center at ten o'clock a.m. Nov. 3rd, 1927, by Rev. H. C. Chambers, of the First Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. F. O. Winslow, of the Methodist Episcopal church. Interment was beside her late husband in the Grundy Center cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 3 November 1927, pg 1
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