Beverly J. Plessinger, 88, found eternal rest and peace with our Lord on April 19, 2020 after a five-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease and complications associated with the coronavirus. Born in Wadsworth, Ohio to the late Paul and Gertrude (Friedt) Rumburg, she was the oldest of four children. It was while attending Wooster Business College Beverly met her future husband, Victor E. Plessinger. They were married in 1952 and blessed with 66 years of adventures prior to his passing in 2018.
Bev loved and honored the Lord, was a homemaker and faithful supporter of Vic’s entrepreneurial endeavors. Together they started a business as wholesalers of carnation plants grown in their backyard and sold to greenhouses domestically and internationally for almost 20 years. They dedicated 30+ years doing voluntary service, which took them all across the U.S. with Mennonite Disaster Services primarily during the winter months. Bev was a loyal volunteer as a “pink lady” for Wooster Community Hospital for over 40 years. She also shared her love of sewing by teaching many young women the skill as a 4-H advisor for 14 years. Bev spent many hours quilting with the church Sewing Circle each month, as well as making forever gifts of quilts and wall hangings for loved ones. She had a green thumb evidenced by her beautiful flowerbeds, abundant garden and ever-blooming violets. Bev was a gracious hostess who loved preparing meals for friends and family who were passing through the area. She was also faithful in corresponding with others through cards and handwritten notes.
Surviving family members are Bev’s children; Duane (Janey) Plessinger of Wooster, Diane (Frank) Cheatham of Columbus, Denise (Mike) Yoder of Wooster, grandchildren; Jesse (Melody) Plessinger, Justin (Emily) Plessinger, Justin (Caitlin) Cheatham, Kaylyn (Drake) Sigler, David Yoder, and nine great-grandchildren, sister, Vivian O’Neill, brother, Glenn (Sue) Rumburg, and sister-in-law, Carol Rumburg. As Jesus walked Bev through Heaven’s gates, she was reunited with her parents, husband, brother, Calvin Rumburg and many other loved ones. What a glorious reunion it was!
Though it was difficult not being with Mom in her final days on this earth due to the pandemic lockdown, we found comfort knowing she was resting in Jesus’ arms. He was faithful in answering our prayers by calling her home peacefully and quickly.
Special thanks to the caring staff of the Willows at Smithville-Western Care Center where Mom resided the past four years, to Carl Conrad for his faithful visits delivering the church bulletin and sitting with her each week, and LifeCare Hospice for their loving support in Mom’s final journey home.
A private burial service is scheduled at Oak Grove Cemetery with Rev. Doug Zehr officiating. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Ohio’s Hospice Lifecare, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster OH 44691, WCH Auxiliary at Wooster Community Hospital, 1761 Beall Avenue, Wooster OH 44691 or Oak Grove Mennonite Church, 7843 Smucker Road, Smithville OH 44677.
Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is handling arrangements. Online expressions and guest book registry are available at www.aublefuneralhome.com.