2013-11-07 / Obituaries


Dorothy “Dot” Plummer Schenk, 87, of Thomasville died Nov. 1, 2013 at St. Vincent Hospital in Birmingham after medical complications following hip surgery.

She was born Feb. 9, 1926. She graduated from Grove Hill High School and Huntington College in Montgomery. Her career included working at Huntington College, teaching at Grove Hill High School, serving as secretary at Wineteer Elementary School in Wichita, Kansas, City of Thomasville Water Department and the Thomasville Adult Adjustment Center until her retirement. She was also an excellent cook and enjoyed traveling with her family. Due to Barney’s 27-year career in the Air Force, she had many friends across the country. She and Barney welcomed family and friends into their homes and games of all kinds were played and ample homemade desserts and snacks were served. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Bernard “Barney” Schenk, Thomasville; two sons, Joe (Jacque) Schenk, Corpus Christy, Texas, Jim (Susan) Schenk, Birmingham; one brother, M.C. Plummer, Jackson; two sisters, Betty Barfield, Montgomery, Sissy Crim, Atlanta, Ga.; four grandchildren, Brian Schenk, Stuart Schenk, John (Whitney), Schenk, Abby (J.D.) Gray, and two greatgrandchildren, Dottie and John David Gray Jr.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph H. and Carrie Riggan Plummer; three brothers, Ralph Plummer Jr., Bill Plummer, Bobby Plummer; three sisters, Frances Nichols, Mary Belle Anderson, Leta Mae Williams; two sisterin laws, Connie Plummer, Ann Plummer and three brother-in-laws, Buren Nichols, Dovey Fair Anderson and Ben Williams.

The service was Nov. 5 at 10 a.m. at O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home with Dr. James Best officiating. Burial was in the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo.

Active pallbearers were Charlie Anderson, Mark Williams, John Plummer, Mark Crim, Robert Plummer and Buddy Anderson.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or your favorite charity.

Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.

O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed. (42-1tp)

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