The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, November 6, 2003
Joseph A. Plymate, 96, Fairland, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003.
Born Aug. 11, 1907, in Fairland, s/o  Ed C. and Cora (Coombs) Plymate.
Married  Laura G. Gordon  on May 29, 1930, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 1, 1996.
Survivors:  niece, Cynthenia Knoy  of Avon;  several cousins, including  Mary E. DePrez, Shelbyville.
Preceded in death by three brothers, Kenneth Plymate, Russell Plymate and  William Plymate.
Resident of Fairland for most of his life.
Carpenter with Carpenterís Union for 47 years.
U.S. Navy Seabee veteran of World War II.
Member of Sugar Creek Masonic Lodge F&AM No. 279, Blue Lodge since 1932; Scottish Rite of Indianapolis for more than 50 years; Sonís of the American Revolution Lakeland Florida Chapter for 52 years; and the Methodist faith.  Named a Kentucky Colonel.
Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home, 819 S. Harrison St, with the Rev. Rob Keaton officiating.
Interment:  Washington Park East Mausoleum in Indianapolis. 
Memorial contributions:  Blue River Foundation, 54 W. Broadway St., Shelbyville, IN 46176; or Hospice of Shelby County, 110 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

January 9, 2001**
           Dorothy Plymate, 88, Shelbyville, died Jan. 6.
           Born Feb. 29, 1912, on Boggstown Road.  Daughter of Charles and Hannah (Deupree) Thomas. Married George Riley Plymate on Aug. 3, 1947; he died in 1967.
           1928 Shelbyville High School grad.  1932 Indiana University grad, bachelor of arts degree.
           Court reporter at Fort Benjamin Harrison during World War II and later at Shelby County circuit and superior courts; taught at Waldron and Shelbyville jr and sr high schools, 14 years.  Member of the National Shorthand Reporters Association; freelance shorthand reporting; retirement 1991.
           Life member of Old Union United Methodist Church; Sunday school teacher, secretary and pianist; a member of John Wesley Legacy Society, Vestavia Club Business and Professional Women's Club, Shelby County Retired Teachers Association, Delta Zeta National sorority and Daughters of the American Revolution, Mary Mott Green chapter.
           Founding member, and secretary for 30 years, of Home of Hope for Homeless Animals; secretary for Brandywine Center Cemetery Association.  Formed the Nail-Ray Association; secretary.
           Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming
**  The original obituary, dated 8 Jan 2001 was submitted by Melinda Weaver.  However, there were errors in the first version.  A corrected obituary was posted by the Shelbyville News on 9 Jan 2001.  Please use the 9 Jan 2001 article for inclusion in your family history.

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