Preston W. Ploughe

February 17, 2018

Preston W. Ploughe, 97, of Frankfort, died at 4 a.m. February 17, 2018 at Wesley Manor.  He was born October 16, 1920 in Clinton County to Preston Asa & Bessie Mae (Douglas) Ploughe.  He married Mary E. Picker on July 16, 1951 in Indianapolis and she survives.  Mr. Ploughe was a life long resident of Clinton County and was a 1939 graduate of Sugar Creek School in Pickard, Ind.  He worked in custodial and security at Steel Parts in Tipton, retiring in 1985.  Preston was a member of the Hills Baptist Church near Pickard. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and horses.  His family and friends were very important to him.

Visitation and Services

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Wesley Manor Chapel, 1555 N. Main St., Frankfort with visiting one-hour prior to the service. Deborah Musick will officiate. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to Paw Pals of Clinton County, P.O. Box 124, Frankfort, Ind. 46041.

Survived by:

Wife: Mary E. Ploughe of Frankfort, Ind., 2 Daughters: Linda Wheeler of Frankfort, Ind., Karen (Mark) Amos of Kempton, Ind., 2 Sons: Thomas (Donna Jean) Alan Ploughe of Chandler, AZ, Rick (Beverly) Ploughe of rural Frankfort, Ind., 2 Sisters: Norma Jean Macis of Texas, Dortha Thompson of Brookston, Ind., 2 Brothers: James (Evelyn) Ploughe of Kirklin, Ind., Dale (Arlene) Ploughe of Michigantown, Ind., 14 Grandchildren and 22 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters.


Leave your Condolences

9 Condolences for “Preston W. Ploughe”

  1. Cindy Beals February 18, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Karen…so sorry to hear this news! Dad’s always hold a special place in his little girl’s heart. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time! May all your special memories with him keep you strong!

  2. Carol Scott February 18, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Beth Keeney February 18, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    Dear Ploughe family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. May good memories help to bring you peace.

    Steve and Beth Keeney

  4. Patty Barnett February 18, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    Our thoughts are with you.

  5. Gail Walker February 19, 2018 at 11:32 am

    To Mary, Linda, Tom, Karen, and Rick.
    May the Lord be with you in this, your very difficult, time of grief. I wish that I could be with you, but as you all must know, it is quite difficult for me at this time. I love you all and may God give you the power to deal with your loss. It was also a great loss to me. This is an event that is inevitable for all of us and may we pray to make it as long as he did, providing we have the precious gift of health.

  6. Phil and Gloria Crum February 19, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    Sorry to hear of Preston’s passing. Sincere sympathies to the Ploughe family.

  7. Rick & Pam Phillips February 19, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Ploughe/Floyd Family: We are saddened by your loss. 97 years is such a vast lifetime – what he must have experienced in his life is truly amazing to consider. Lifting your family in prayer, Pam & Rick Phillips, Elwood.

  8. Loretta J. Rawlings February 19, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    Dear Mary Ellen, Linda, Karen, Tom and Rick,
    My thoughts and prayers are with’s hard to say good-bye. I have good memories of Pres!

  9. Mike Thompson February 20, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    To Mary, Linda, Tom, Karen, and Rick,

    Deepest condolences on the loss of a very good man who was always very good to me. My family will keep you in our prayers.

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