Elm Ridge Funeral Home & Memorial Park

4600 W. Kilgore Ave, Muncie, IN


Bonita L. Plum

February 14, 1945November 23, 2019

Bonita Louise Plum, 74, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana.

Bonita was born in Muncie, Indiana, on Wednesday, February 14, 1945, the daughter of Ralph Wilson and Idabelle (Chase) Wilson. She married David Plum in Muncie, Indiana in January of 1965, and he preceded her in death in 2018. Bonita was an Admissions Specialist at Ball State University for many years. She loved collecting cookie jars, liked to golf, loved spending time with her family, and loved attending church at East Jackson Street Church of God. Bonita was a devoted wife and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to her family.

Survivors include her son, Jeffrey (Wendy) Plum; daughter, Tamula (Bobby) Hickey; sisters, Sandra Ailes, Rita Hough, Diana (Stephen) Jenkins, and Jane Plum; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Idabelle Wilson; husband, David; and brothers-in-law, Ronald Plum, Max Ailes, and Frank Hough.

Services will be held for Bonita at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie, Indiana, 47304.

Family and friends may call from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Elm Ridge Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: East Jackson Street Church of God, 6113 East Jackson Street, Muncie, Indiana, 47303.

Online condolences to the family may be sent to www.elmridgefuneralhome.com.


  • East Jackson Street Church of God


  • Calling Hours: Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service: Thursday, December 5, 2019


Bonita L. Plum

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Micki Wilson

December 5, 2019

Our condolences for the family, losing any family member is tough but our moms hold a special place in our hearts. Jeffrey I know how much your mom meant to you. She will forever be in your heart. Prayers to the family during and after this time.

Much love,
Micki and Scott Wilson

Jeffrey Plum

December 3, 2019

My mother was a strong independent woman who loves her husband Dave and was a great wife to him for more than 50 plus years. During his illiness and passing she never waivered in taking care of him and love for him.
She loved beinggl around family and friends, playing golf and collecting cookie jars. Though usually quiet for most part, I could always talk to her. We didn't always agree with one another but I had the upmost respect for my mother. I will always carry the memory of my mother with me and she will be truly be missed. I love you mother. Sincerely your son Jeffrey