January 4, 2020

On December 28th, 2019, in Grove, Oklahoma, Lola Mae Plummer passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the age of 77 after a battle with cancer.

Lola was born on October 30th, 1942 to John and Goldie (Foster) Swearngin in Lincoln, Missouri. She attended Lee’s Summit High School and later studied at Longview College. Lola made her home in Lee’s Summit, where she raised her children. She later retired from AT&T after more than twenty years of service.

Lola was an avid reader, you could always find her with a book in her hand. Among one of her many hobbies was sewing. She particularly enjoyed creating beautiful quilts for her children and grandchildren. Lola was an active member of The First Christian Church, Sedalia, Missouri, where she served as a deacon. She spread her dedication to God by teaching Sunday school and volunteering at various church functions.

Lola also enjoyed bird-watching and travelling with her beloved husband, Dean Plummer, whom she married in 1977. You could find the two in Panama City, Florida every winter where they enjoyed an active social life and countless days on the beach. When she wasn’t escaping the cold Missouri winters, Lola could be found playing bridge, volunteering at the hospital, traveling with friends and family or spending time with her children, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Goldie Swearngin, husband Dean Plummer, brother Larry Swearngin, children Lisa Prater and Danny Harrison, and son in-law Terry Prater. Lola is survived by her children Teresa Gilchrist (Rod), Mike Plummer (Michelle), Matthew Plummer (Levi), Debbie Pankow (Mike), brother John Swearngin (Sherry), grandchildren Melissa (Zach), Stephanie (Dave), Laci (Jason), Hannah (Aries), Caitlin (Greg), Brenna (Jesse), Andrea, Brooke (Josh), Christina, Daphne, Jaclyn, and Jake, 11 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A visitation was held on Thursday, January 2nd at Davis-Miller Funeral Home in Lincoln, Missouri at 119 W Main St. from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A funeral service was at 11:30 a.m., Friday, January 3rd at First Christian Church in Sedalia, Missouri at 200 S Limit Ave, with procession following to Floral Hills Cemetery in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. The family would like to express gratitude for the loving care provided by Good Shepherd Hospice in Grove, OK. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a local hospice center.