Dr. Jess S. Plummer’s life began on November 8, 1955 in El Dorado, KS; the son of Jesse Plummer Jr and Bonnie (Abraham) Ayers. He had a passion for education earning a degree in Dentistry from UMKC School of Dentistry and an undergraduate degree from University of Kansas. Jess married the love of his life, Dorothy Rhyne, on August 11, 1984 in El Dorado. Jess had a successful dentistry practice in El Dorado for over 35 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, spending as much time outdoors as he could. Jess had the greenest thumb and could grow anything. He loved to garden and be in nature. Jess was a proud Eagle Scout and a scout leader for many years. He supported the Governor’s One Shot Turkey Hunt for many years as well. He loved rock music and was a huge sports fan, especially KU. In retirement, Jess loved spending time with his grandchildren and had a passion for cooking, trying to see how many “likes” he could get on Facebook. Jess’ greatest joy in life was his family which includes his wife, Dorothy of Towanda; children Jillian (Jacob) Wallace of Wichita, Steven (Kyra) Plummer of Littleton, CO; Thomas Plummer of Austin, TX and Aaron (Jaci) Plummer of Wichita; grandchildren Dorian Plummer and Kennedy Plummer; sibling Ceresa (Kenton) Brown; mother Bonnie (Wilbur) Ayers of Burns, KS and several nieces and nephews. Jess passed away on June 5, 2022 at his home in Towanda. He is preceded in death by his father, Jesse Plummer Jr and his maternal and paternal grandparents. Friends may gather with the family from 5-8pm on Wednesday, June 8 at Carlson Colonial Funeral Home. A Rosary will be held on Thursday, June 9 at 10am at St. James the Greater Catholic Church in Augusta, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30am. Jess will be laid to rest at Sunset Lawns Cemetery in El Dorado. Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to the Good Shepherd Hospice or to St. James the Greater Catholic School. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory at www.carlsonkirbymorris.com
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