Lynnette Ream Pletch

January 27, 2017

Lynnette Ream Pletch, 77, of Frankfort, Indiana, peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 27, 2017, at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, Florida.

Lynnette was born August 29, 1939, in Colfax, Indiana, to the late Vernon ‘Pete’ and Elizabeth ‘Betty’ (Campbell) Ream.  She married the love of her life, Fred Lynn Pletch, on February 14, 1960, in Colfax, Indiana, and he survives.

Lynnette graduated from Colfax High School in 1957, where she was a majorette alongside her twin sister Annette Ream Moore.

Lynnette was a homemaker and had worked at Conkright Sporting Goods. She had been a stay at home mother while her three children were young. Lynnette was elected to the Office of Clinton County Surveyor for three terms and retired in 2002. She was a member of the Antioch Church where she enjoyed blocking the exits with her wheelchair so she could spend more time visiting after church. Lynnette was a member and past president of Psi Iota Xi sorority. She also enjoyed attending the events and activities of her children and grandchildren and was always supportive of them in their endeavors. Lynnette was a loving woman with a heart of gold, an eye for mischief and a sense of humor. She was a friend to all, and her infectious smile and laughter will be missed.

Lynnette was an avid quilter and enjoyed sharing her creations with others. She enjoyed spending time with her family and their dogs. She was always happy when Zoey, Bentley, Liberty, and Lua were around.

Lynnette leaves behind a legacy of love and joy, often commenting that she was the most blessed woman in the world for having the family and friends that surrounded her.  Those of us that knew her know that we are the ones who are blessed for having had her in our lives.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Goodwin Funeral Home with a Psi Iota Xi Memorial Service beginning at 7:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 2nd at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to Antioch Church Building Fund.

Survived by:

She is survived by her husband, Fred, who lovingly cared for her throughout her long illness. A son, Scott Pletch of Austin, Texas; two daughters, Amy Decker and Julie (Darrell) Brumbarger, both of Frankfort; and seven grandchildren, Evan Pletch, Nathaniel (Katie) Decker, Alexander Decker, Macaulay Decker, Kiersten Ash (fiancé Rogelio Acevedo), Brittany Brumbarger and Brooke Brumbarger; one brother Dennis (Reba) Ream of Colfax, sister-in-law Paulita Ream of Fillmore, Ind., and her identical twin sister Annette (Bob) Moore of Frankfort, along with in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Preceded by:

her parents, her brother Jerry Ream, and her nephews Gregory Moore and Steven Moore.


Leave your Condolences

31 Condolences for “Lynnette Ream Pletch”

  1. Carol & Larry Bond January 30, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    What a beautiful tribute to our dear friend Lynnette. We will miss her in many ways but we have so many wonderful memories to treasure. Heaven will be a much happier & lively place with her in it. With our love & prayers, Carol & Larry

  2. Brad & Lesa Moore January 30, 2017 at 12:22 pm


    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  3. Heather Bond January 30, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Love this woman!! God brings people into your life for a reason I believe that she came into mine to teach me strength. Because no matter what she was going through with her health she was always concerned about you and yours. I will truly miss her fun silly ways. We always had a good laugh during her hair appointments.

  4. David and Patty Brumbarger January 30, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    To Julie and Darrell and the 3 girls, We did not know your Mom but it saddens us to hear this news. Sorry for your loss, knowing you will miss her. We send thoughts and prayers as you go down this road ahead. Loosing your Mom is a tough road. May God see you through. Please except our condolences and prayers. And to the rest of your family also, again sorry for your loss.

  5. Jan Kersey January 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Just a note to say that my prayers go out to your family at this very sad time. Lynnette and Annette were part of our twin group from Colfax days. My identical sister and me were friends during our time of growing up in Colfax. We were part of a unique situation of being twins in a small town and enjoyed that acknowledgement. Lynnette was always so caring and friendly when we met and always asked about my twin and her health. She will be missed by many.

    • Peg Zipperian January 30, 2017 at 4:04 pm

      Tears come first, because we are human, smiles come next, because we love the person who has just left us, Memories are God’s gift to us till we meet once again. My memories have come to mind now for me, it’s a great gift Lynnette and Annette have been given, when ever you would see either one of them… then it would end up in a great story and much laughter, not everyone has that gift. Thank you for passing through my life, love to all of you at this time, I’ve been blessed because you have.

  6. Marilyn Bowen January 30, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Thoughts and prayers are with you, she was a wonderful person and always had a smile. God Bless!

  7. Charles and Sue Fink January 30, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    So sorry to hear about the passing of one great lady. Enjoyed sitting at the CP ball games withe Annette and Lynnette. We would share our memories of cheerleading and baton twirling. Sending our prayers to all the family.
    Charlie and Sue Fink

  8. Mary Ann Snyder January 30, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    I am one of the many who enjoyed her smile, her laughter and friendship. She and Annette were part of the regulars that made Clinton Prairie very special. What wonderful memories I have of that whole family. What a great legacy.

  9. Samantha Moore January 30, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    My thoughts an prayers are for the family. She was a sweet an loving person.

  10. Tim Robertson and daughter Casey Robertson January 30, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Charlie and Phyllis Steidle January 30, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    So very sorry to hear of Lynnette’s passing; our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Charlie and Phyllis Steidle

  12. Randy Allen January 30, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Julie, So sorry to hear about your mom passing. I always enjoyed talking to her. She was a great lady.

  13. Mindy Garriott January 30, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    So sorry for your loss Fred, Scott, Amy, Julie and families! Thinking of you all…

  14. Tracey Rutan-Smith January 30, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    So sorry for this loss! The extended family has been through so much pain over the last couple of years. I pray that God will guide their way down another journey in their lives. They are always in my prayers.

  15. Joanne Moody January 31, 2017 at 7:24 am

    To all Lynnette’s family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I always thought Lynnette was a beautiful person inside and out from the first time i met her as majorette at Colfax High. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time. Joanne (McKee) Moody

  16. Carol Shoup January 31, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Fred and Family, so sorry to hear of Lynette’s death. She was a very special lady, and her sweet smile will be missed by all. Our hearts go out to all of you.
    Blessed to have known her.
    Your Shoup Family, Carol, Cindy, Amy, and Families

  17. Jane Werner January 31, 2017 at 9:51 am

    My sincere condolences to Lynnette’s family. She was a special lady who will be missed by many. I’ve knew Lynnette and Annette my whole life from Colfax. Lynnette always had a smile on her face and no matter where we would “run” into each other she always had time to talk.

  18. Connie Ruch January 31, 2017 at 10:43 am

    I am very sorry to of your loss, hang in there Fred. If you need anything call your cousins. Love to all your family.

  19. Ted Newell, Classmate of 1957 January 31, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to the Fred Pletch family and twin sister, Annette (Bob) Moore on the passing of Lynnette. She was a sweet, sincere, well-respected classmate and friend to all of us. I have many fond memories of her and twin sister, Annette, leading the Colfax Band as Majorettes at many high school athletic and community events. She will be missed by family, many friends and former classmates!

  20. Teleia Lower January 31, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Dearest Julie, Kiersten, and Family,

    I am so very sorry to hear about Lynnette’s passing. My deepest sympathies go out to you. I remember her and Fred bringing the Christmas casserole for breakfast. I love you so much.

  21. Cindy Warren January 31, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    I’m so very sorry to hear of Lynnette’s passing. I remember her well and had a lot of interaction with her in the Surveyor’s office. She was always so friendly and helpful.

  22. Jacque Snyder January 31, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Lynnette was such a special lady and a wonderful sorority sister. She was a lot of fun at our fall luncheon this past October at Stookeys. I will never forget how courageous she has been through her illness. Also she always had such a beautiful smile and helped others to enjoy life with so many cute stories. My sympathy to her entire family.

  23. Sam Scott February 1, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Deepest sympathies to Fred and his family on their loss.

  24. Marilyn Rich February 1, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    So sorry for your loss Fred and family. She was a true and kind friend. I loved being with her at our Psi Ioa Xi functions. I will always remember her smile and hearty laugh. Heaven has another great angel. Marilyn Rich

  25. Max and Sue Swackhamer February 1, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    So sorry that we were not able to come and be with your family in the passing of Lynnette. We always enjoyed visiting with her and talking about our memories of Colfax. I remember when she and Annette were majorettes for CHS which was quite a special talent to share with her twin and her hometown. A prayer for strength and peace for her wonderful family. God Bless all.

  26. Jim Eldridge February 1, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Fred and family,
    Lynette will be missed but we have the assurance of seeing her again in the presence of our Lord.
    Please know you are in our prayers during this time of sorrow.
    Jim and Rose Marie Eldridge

  27. Janet Gish February 1, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    To Annette & Dennis and Family I’m sorry to hear of Lynnette’s passing, It was a pleasure being a majorette with the twins in the Colfax High School band. I can’t attend because I’m in Ruskin Fla.

  28. Allen and Laura Romack February 2, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Allen and I are so sorry to hear about Lynnette! Your whole family are in our thoughts and prayers. She was very special and will surely be missed by many, many people. I’ll miss seeing her putter in the yard. Anything you need, we’re just next door! Much love to all of you
    Allen and Laura Romack

  29. Kathy Smith February 2, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family, Fred, as well as Annette. It was a pleasure and honor to work with Lynette at the courthouse some years ago. She was extremely proficient and caring, but it was her warm mischievous smile and great attitude that I particularly appreciated. Together, Annette and Lynette provided team-mischief.

  30. Nicki Stillings February 5, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    I was sorry to learn of Lynette’s recent death. Amy was a student office worker when I first started working at CPHS; and Julie drew up a family tree chart when my nephew married into the Pletch family. I have good memories of both girls (sorry, Scott, don’t remember you working in the office!). Lynette and Annette were always so friendly and cheerful at the various CP events. I felt even closer to them when we learned we were very distant cousins. Everyone who knew this nice lady was very lucky…..and I thank her for the good memories.

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