(Monday - October 26, 2020) - Martha M. Plumley, age 89, of Kingsford, passed away on Saturday, October 24, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital.

Martha was born in Rutland, Vermont on June 19, 1931, daughter of the late Elizabeth G. and C. Andrew Mooney. She graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy in Rutland and then Becker Junior College in Worcester, Massacheussetts. On February 9, 1957, she married Roy D. Plumley Jr. at Christ the King Church in Rutland, overlooking the fact that he'd attended a rival high school. They lived in both Connecticut and Ohio for a few years before settling in Iron Mountain for good in 1969.

Martha was a longtime secretary at St. Mary Queen of Peace Church. After retiring, she remained a faithful and devoted member until her death, volunteering on the funeral lunch committee, as a Eucharistic Minister, or anything else that was needed for as long as she was able. She was a member of Pine Grove Country Club for many years but lost interest in golf when her favorite partner, Roy, died in 1996. Instead, she took her incredible sweetness, kindness, and goodness - which can't be captured in words - and shared it with her grandchildren. She created a sanctuary on the Menominee River, where there were very few rules, many secrets from the parents, and days of fun.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers: Edward, John, and Richard, and her beloved husband, Roy, in 1996.

She is survived by her sons, Andy (Janet) and Rob, both of Iron Mountain; grandchildren, Amy Emmrich (Ryan) of Cincinnati, Elizabeth Plumley (fiance Devin Wickman) of DePere, David Plumley of Iron Mountain, Eddie Plumley of Iron Mountain, Caleb Plumley of Iron Mountain; two great grandchildren, Sophia and Sasha Emmrich of Cincinnati, and many nieces and nephews in Maine and Vermont. She will be missed.

Visitation will be from 8:30 to 10:30 AM on Friday, October 30, at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. The funeral mass will follow at 11:00 at St. Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Kingsford. Martha will be buried in Evergreen Cemetery next to her husband in Rutland, Vermont.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in her memory.

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The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with the arrangements.


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