Esther Plummer


Esther Lou Oesch Plummer, 87, of Arthur, died at 12:43 AM Monday, May 26, 2014 at Mason Point, rural Sullivan.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the Arthur United Methodist Church, Arthur, with Rev. David Phillips and Rev. Leroy Allison officiating. Burial will follow in the Arthur Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Shrader Funeral Home, 431 S. Vine Street, Arthur, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Esther was born September 10, 1926 in Bloomington, the daughter of Walter and Jeddie Tracy Wilson. She was married to William Eugene Oesch in Bloomington on September 22, 1946; he preceded her in death on December 5, 1983. She later married Rev. Kenneth Plummer in Arthur on August 25, 1985; he preceded her in death on January 2, 1992.

Survivors include her 2 daughters, Linda (Rev. David) Phillips of Peoria; Alice (Brian) Brooks of Jacksonville, Florida; son, William L. Oesch of Arthur; 1 granddaughter, Hannah (Ken) Humphrey of Peoria; and 2 great grandsons, Kenny and Andy Humphrey of Peoria. She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 brothers, and 2 husbands.

Esther was a graduate of Bloomington High School Class of 1945. She sold commercial classified advertising for the Bloomington Pantagraph for 22 years; was an Arthur community bus driver; and had worked as a bookkeeper for County Line Cheese. She was a member of the Arthur United Methodist Church where she was active with the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Springfield Doll Collectors Association.

Memorials are suggested to the William L. Oesch Trust, c/o the State Bank of Arthur, PO Box 375, Arthur, IL 61911.

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