Margie Lou (Wake) Plumer

Farmington – Margie Lou (Wake) Plumer, 76, of Farmington, passed away in the presence of her family at 6:42 PM on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. She was born on November 24, 1941 on N. First Ave. in Farmington, IL to Richard and C. Viola (Abel) Wake. She was the youngest of eight children raised in the First Baptist Church. She married Dick Plumer on December 10, 1960 at the First Presbyterian Church in Farmington. He survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Steven Richard (Janeen) Plumer of Marion, IL, Bruce Eugene (Kim) Plumer of Marion, IL, Daniel Wayne (Angela) Plumer of Simpsonville, S.C., and Dale Warren (Julie) Plumer of Rushville, IL; ten grandchildren, Alexis (Luke) McAnally, Mallory (Denver) Murphy, Ashton (Wade) Holcomb, Jessica, Douglas, Dalton, Mitchell, Riley, Morgan, and Madison; one great-grandson, Jameson McAnally; and two sisters, Mary Page and Julia Thurman.

Margie was preceded in death by her parents, one granddaughter, Payton, and five brothers, Arnold, Donald, Lee, Bill, and David.

Margie graduated from Farmington Schools in 1959. During high school she was a waitress in Farmington, after school she worked for Dohrn Transfer and became a farmer’s wife. When the boys entered school, she went back to work at Graham Hospital in Canton, then the Newsstand, and lastly retiring in March of 2015 from Murthy Dental in Farmington after 34 plus years. She was a member of the Fairview Reformed Church. Margie lived for and enjoyed her family.

Per Margie’s request, there will be a private graveside service at Smithville Cemetery in Rural Hanna City, IL. Her son Steve officiating. Memorials can be made to the Fairview Reformed Church or the Peoria Rescue Mission. To make online condolences you may go to


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12 Responses to Margie Lou (Wake) Plumer

  1. Karen Wilson says:

    So sorry to read of Margie’s passing. I send my condolences to her grieving family. May the Lord comfort and encourage all of you.
    Karen CRANE Goggin-Wilson. FCHS Class of ’58.

  2. Karen CRANE Goggin-Wilson says:

    I was saddened to read of Margie’s passing. I send my condolences to her family. May the Lord comfort all of you at this difficult time.

  3. Becky Ball says:

    Plumer family, you have my deepest sympathy. The memories of Margie will remain in my heart. What a wonderful lady and friend.

  4. Becky Ball says:

    Plumer family, you have my deepest sympathy. Margie was a wonderful lady and friend. I will forever keep her memories tucked in my heart.

  5. Jeff & Marilee Stephan says:

    So sorry to hear of Margie’s passing. We always enjoyed her smile and talking about family when we visited Dr. Murthy’s office. Keeping all of you in our prayers.

  6. Gerald and Imogene Nell says:

    Dick and family, sorry to hear of your great loss, you all have our deepest sympathy,

  7. Warren and Carol Baxter says:

    Dick and family,
    Our sincere condolences to you and the boys on Margie’s passing. We will be remembering all of you in our prayers.

    Warren and Carol Baxter

  8. Charles David Zook says:

    Dick Plumer and family, Very sorry to see Marge passing and we express our condolences. Prayers for the family.
    Dave and Marylee Zook

  9. Bertha (Melvin) Sneyd says:

    To the Plumer family my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I remember Dale and Danny from school and 4-H. I remember Marge as a warm and loving person.

  10. Ruth Rusch says:

    Dick and family, I am so sorry about Marge’s passing. She was such a nice lady. Dick, my heart goes out to you. I know Marge was the love of your life and your best friend. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. DeWayne Barton says:

    To the Plumer family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Sandra Baughman was my first wife and we were friends.

  12. Vickie McCann says:

    So sorry to hear of Margie’s death. She was a super nice lady. We enjoyed her friendship through the years. Glad you have so many great memories to cherish.

    Vickie McCann

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