Betty Lucile Plummer

November 26, 1926May 23, 2021

Betty Lucile Plummer, 94, of Overland Park, Kansas passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, May 23, 2021. She will forever be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to everyone she knew.

“ Lucy”, as she was known by her family and friends was born on November 26, 1926 in Dermott, Arkansas to Franklin and Pauline (Stilley) Dunmire. She attended and graduated from Dermott High School. She earned a Degree in Nursing at Emporia College She married the love of her life Russell L. Plummer on February 2, 1955 in Kansas City, Missouri. Together they raised their two daughters Kathy and Jo Lea.

Lucy is preceded in death by her parents Franklin and Pauline Dunmire, loving husband of 60 years Russell L. Plummer who passed away on November 6, 2015, daughter Jo Lea Large, granddaughter Kelly Granger and two sister-in-laws Margaret Johnston and Carol Plummer. She is survived by her daughter Kathy Granger. Left behind to cherish her memory are her three grandchildren Michael Bryan Granger and his wife Sarah, Aaron Large and his wife Megan and Brandon Large. She will be sadly missed by her four great grandchildren Bekkah Granger, Abbi Granger, Lillie Large and Charles Large. Lucy is also survived by her brother William Dunmire and her sister Jean Slinkard.

Lucy will be cremated according to her wishes. A “Celebration of Life” will be Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the McGilley & Frye Funeral Home 105 East Loula Street Olathe, Kansas. She will be joined with her husband in Leavenworth National Cemetery with a private family Inurnment. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Great Plains SPCA Pet Adoption Center 5424 Antioch Drive Merriam, Kansas 66202.

Condolences may be offered at:


  • Franklin Dunmire, Father (deceased)
  • Pauline (Stilley) Dunmire, Mother (deceased)
  • Russell L. Plummer, Husband (deceased)
  • Jo Lea Large, Daughter (deceased)
  • Kelly Granger, Granddaughter (deceased)
  • Kathy Granger, Daughter
  • Michael Bryan Granger (Sarah), Grandson
  • Aaron Large (Megan), Grandson
  • Brandon Large, Grandson
  • Bekkah Granger, Great Granddaughter
  • Abbi Grangher, Great Granddaughter
  • Lilly Large, Great Granddaughter
  • Charles Large, Great Grandson
  • William Dunmire, Brother
  • Jean Slinkard, Sister
  • Margaret Johnston, Sister-in-law (deceased)
  • Carol Plummer, Sister-in-law (deceased)

  • Great Plains SPCA Pet Adoption


  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 12, 2021

  • "Celebration of Life"

    Saturday, June 12, 2021


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Nancy Reynolds

June 2, 2021

Lucy and my Mom, Rosemary Pierron, were good friends. My condolences to her family.