Mary Ellen Ploughe

December 7, 2020

Mary Ellen Ploughe, 92, of Frankfort, died December 7, 2020 at Wesley Manor.  She was born December 3, 1928 in Decatur County, Indiana to William H. & O’Tillia (Pfeiffer) Picker.  She married Preston W. Ploughe on July 16, 1951 in Indianapolis and he preceded her in death on February 17, 2018.

Mary Ellen was a 1946 graduate of Napoleon High School and attended Indiana Business College in Indianapolis.  She grew up in Decatur County before moving to Clinton County.  She worked at Pete’s Feeds and the Frankfort Library.  Mary Ellen was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Thursday, December 10, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 600 St. Mary’s Ave., Frankfort. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society, c/o St. Mary’s Catholic Church or Paw Pals of Clinton County, P.O. Box 124, Frankfort, IN 46041. 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:

2 Daughters: Linda Wheeler of Frankfort, Karen (Mark) Amos of Kempton, 2 Sons: Thomas A. (Donna) Ploughe of Blue Ridge, Georgia, Rick A. (Beverly) Ploughe of Frankfort, 12 Grandchildren and 21 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, and she was the last of eleven children.


Leave your Condolences

8 Condolences for “Mary Ellen Ploughe”

  1. Mary Price December 8, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    Loved your parents. They were very good neighbors.

  2. Phil & Gloria Crum December 9, 2020 at 10:44 am

    Sorry to hear of Mary Ellen’s passing. Sincere sympathies for all of the Ploughe family.

  3. Michelle Schluttenhofer December 9, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    Prayers for the family.

  4. Gloria Camp December 9, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    So sorry about the loss of your mother. I hope your siblings can be a source of comfort for you. I know it’s difficult.

  5. Jennifer Strode December 10, 2020 at 1:48 am

    Prayers for the family!!!
    Love Always,
    Jennifer Strode

  6. Jerry Picker December 11, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    So sorry to hear of your recent loss. I have very fond memories of visiting the Indiana homestead, first at the family farm and at later reunions. Thank you for the video presentation of pictures, it brought back a flood of memories. Jerry Picker (Harold and Myrtle’s second youngest, of eight)

  7. Janet Ricker December 11, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    I worked with Mary at Peet’s Feeds – such a sweet and caring lady! My prayers for the family she loved so much!

  8. Rick and Janet Knox December 12, 2020 at 10:37 am

    So very sorry for the loss of your mother Rick. Always loved visiting with her and Preston. Great people!

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