Juanita M. (Park) Plummer, 90, Normal, formerly of Clinton, passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, surrounded by her family. She is now, and forever, in the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was preceded in death, August 31, 2013, by her husband of 69 years, Oscar E. Plummer.


She will be cremated, and there will be a Celebration of Life Service for Juanita, and her husband Oscar, Sunday, October 6, 2013, 2:00 P M, at Warrensburg United Methodist Church. Visitation will take place prior to the service, from 1:30-2:00. Inurnment will be at Boiling Springs Cemetery, Decatur.


Juanita was born April 26, 1923, in Boody, IL, the daughter of Clinton G. and Nina M. (Piper) Park.


She married Oscar E. Plummer on May 20, 1944, in Little Rock, Arkansas.


She is survived by three children; Fred (Edie) Plummer, Normal; Susie (Terry) O’Neil, Bloomington; and Jim (Pam) Plummer, Clinton; 10 grandchildren; Clint Plummer, Joe Plummer, Matt Plummer, Jennifer O’Neil, John O’Neil, Hannah O’Neil, Mitch Clark, Dusty Osgood, Trisha Faingold, and Phil Goben; 17 great-grandchildren, two nieces, and four nephews. Also surviving is her Stepsister, Patricia Eckelkamp, Spring Hill, FL.


Her father, Clinton G. Park, and her mother, Nina M. Park; stepmother June (Haughey) Park; sisters; Betty Cochran, and Marcella Park, and brother; Willard Park all preceded Juanita in death.


Juanita was a member of Wapella Christian Church.


She was a homemaker, and had previously worked at Park Leghorn Farm, Warrensburg.


Juanita had the heart of a servant. She loved doing things for others, making people feel special and baking cakes for birthdays. She always remembered the birthdays of all of her family and friends. Juanita’s Niece Gloria, says it best; “She was the sweetest, caring, and most precious Aunt, and if we wanted to know anything about the family, she could tell you all in detail, and she was only 90 years old”!


Juanita’s greatest joy was in spending time with her family. She was a wonderful wife to Oscar, to whom she was deeply devoted. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and aunt.


Memorials to: Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.


The family of Juanita M. (Park) Plummer is being served by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2801 N. Monroe Street, Decatur, IL. View the on line obituary, share memories, and send condolences to the family at


Obituary written by family members.

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