James N. Ploughe

August 4, 2020

James N. Ploughe, 89, of rural Kirklin, Ind., died August 4, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospice, Indianapolis, Ind.  He was born May 14, 1931 in Pickard, Ind. to Preston A. and Bessie (Douglas) Ploughe.  He married Evelyn B. Cocheran on July 29, 1960 in Kirklin and she survives.

James was a 1949 graduate of Sugar Creek High School.  A veteran of the U.S. Army from 1951-1953 during the Korean War and served in Berlin.  He worked in maintenance at Chrysler for 36 years, retiring in 1990.  James was a member of the Kirklin American Legion, Post 310.  He collected coins and enjoyed auctions, Euchre, and family get togethers.

Memorial donations may be made to Kirklin American Legion, Post 310, P.O. Box 217, Kirklin, IN  46050.

Visitation and Services

A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 7, 2020 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main Street, Frankfort.  Friends may visit Noon until the time of service at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  Pastor Karl Kercheval will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Kirklin, Ind.  Out of respect for the health, safety, and comfort of all in attendance, guests will be expected to adhere to current CDC guidelines regarding appropriate social distancing and the wearing of masks.

Survived by:

He is survived by his Wife: Evelyn B. Ploughe of rural Kirklin; Daughters: Patricia Parks of Michigantown and Judith Lynn (Rick) Lashbrook of Frankfort; Son: Norman Lee (Kelli) Ploughe of Michigantown; Brother: Dale (Arlene) Ploughe of rural Frankfort; 2 Sisters: Dortha Thompson of Brookston and Norma Macis of Austin, Texas; 6 Grandchildren and several great and great-great-grandchildren.  

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his 5 brothers: Preston W., Ralph D., Thomas R., William H., and Joseph E. and 6 sisters: Lois E. Boone, Mabel D. Sotzing, Vera M. King, Verna G. Reddish, Mary D. Walker, and Margie A. Ploughe.


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30 Condolences for “James N. Ploughe”

  1. Kathy Denniston August 5, 2020 at 11:33 am

    Patti and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Joel and Kathy Denniston

  2. Lynette Hardesty August 5, 2020 at 11:36 am

    Patty, Evelyn & family, We pray that God surrounds you with His peace and comfort. Love, Lynette & Jeff

  3. Jeff Cox August 5, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed cutting his hair and conversation.

  4. Renate Sharp August 5, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    So sorry to hear about your Dad, Patty. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
    Renate Sharp and family

  5. James Norman Hunter August 5, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    Grandma Ploughe, Mom, Aunt Judy, and Uncle Norman, and Uncle Rick.

    This day has come too soon. We have all experienced something rare together. The Loving example of what a man should be. There will never be someone so quiet, but who said so much. There will also never be a man who graduated in the top 10, of a Graduating class of 8. Did he ever not have something funny to say? He had a strength only matched by Grandma. How did we get so lucky? He held on until after his 60th Wedding Anniversary just to be with her, one more year. He was proud of counting those years. He may be leaving us, but I bet when we join him, He will have plenty of sticks for all of us to pick up!

    I love all of you very much!

  6. Marty Frye August 5, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    So sorry for your family’s loss, Hugs, Love and Prayers to All

  7. Timothy W. Williams August 5, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Time goes fast, it does not seem like that long ago, when we were all going to ball games together.

  8. Mildred (Tansey) Keaton August 5, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    Patty, I’m so sorry. You have had a rough year and a half. I can’t do much, but you’re in my prayers.

  9. Patty Barnett August 5, 2020 at 11:35 pm

    Thinking of you and your family.

  10. Jane Sheets August 6, 2020 at 7:49 am

    After viewing the video, it is evident that James Ploughe had a life well lived. Evelyn, you were a loving wife and mother. The pictures in the hospital looks like your family was vigilant in caring for him. It seems that he enjoyed eating out. Also, he seemed to be playful with his cats. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.

  11. Stephen Coffman August 6, 2020 at 8:31 am

    Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to Evelyn, Judy, and family. May you find comfort in Gods love.

  12. Phil & Gloria Crum August 6, 2020 at 9:12 am

    Sincere sympathies to all of the Ploughe family. May you have beautiful memories.

  13. Robin Snell August 6, 2020 at 9:31 am

    Evelyn and Family, Jeff, Jacob and I are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending so much love.

  14. Bev Workman August 6, 2020 at 10:47 am

    Jim and I are so sorry for your loss. Hugs to the whole family, especially Evelyn and Patty.

  15. Jim Workman August 6, 2020 at 10:49 am

    Bev and I are sending hugs your way, to the whole family.

  16. Richard and Marilyn Clouse August 6, 2020 at 11:12 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family! So sorry for your loss. May God give you peace.

  17. Sheila Miller August 6, 2020 at 11:33 am

    Evelyn, Patty, Norman and Judy, I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing, he was a good man and will be missed. I have many wonderful memories of our families growing up together. Your family is in my prayers Love, Sheila

  18. Mary Price August 6, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    So sorry for your lose. Prayers going up for the family.

  19. Gary Henderson August 6, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    Lynn and I give our deepest sympathy to the Ploughe family for your loss. Jim was a really great guy and friend. He left you with a lot of great memories.

    Gary and Lynn Henderson

  20. Erick Dircks August 6, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Sorry for your loss! Prayers for all!!!

  21. Phil McKinney August 6, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    My best and deepest regards.

  22. Peggy Bachman August 6, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Evelyn, I am so sorry to hear about Jim. He was one great guy and I was always happy to see him in both my jobs at the library and bank. I hope to see you when this is all over. Love you

  23. Carol Scott August 6, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    Evelyn and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all during this difficult time. With Deepest Sympathy,
    Carol & Greg Scott

  24. Jerry Campbell August 7, 2020 at 6:52 am

    I love all of you and have so many beautiful memories! I am so sorry. I have been through to many of these, lost my oldest granddaughter almost 2 yrs ago, please forgive me for not coming over! All my LOVE!

  25. Chasity Childers August 7, 2020 at 11:13 am

    Grandma, Mom, Aunt Patty and Uncle Norman, I’m so sorry about papaws passing. He sure was a man of few words but a man that loved everyone and we knew it. He will be missed by so many and loved by us all. Rest easy papaw we love you and will miss you always.

  26. Peggy Abbott August 7, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Jim was a nice guy and Dan enjoyed riding to work with him all those years. Our Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Hugs Dan and Peggy Abbott

  27. Reta Williams August 7, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    Evelyn and family, I am so sorry to read of Jim’s passing. I have been so fortunate to have gotten to know Jim and you. Love to you all. Reta Williams

  28. Sherri Crews August 12, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    Evelyn and family, Thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. Loved working with both of you. I know how close you two were. Hugs to you and the family.

  29. Suellen Myers August 12, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    Dear Evelyn,
    I am very sorry for your loss.

  30. Nancy Richey September 5, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    So sorry for your loss. He was a very good man. Prayers for you, Evelyn and your family.

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