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2013-11-07 / Obituaries


Dorothy "Dot" Plummer Schenk of Thomasville died Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 at St. Vincent Hospital in Birmingham after medical complications following hip surgery. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

Schenk was born Feb. 9, 1926 in Grove Hill. She graduated from Grove Hill High School and Huntington College in Montgomery. Her career included working at Huntington College, teaching at Grove Hill High School, serving as secretary at Wineteer Elementary School in Wichita, Kansas, City of Thomasville water department and the Thomasville Adult Adjustment Center until her retirement. She was also an excellent cook and enjoyed traveling with her family. Due to Barney's 27 year career in the Air Force, she had many friends across the country. She and Barney welcomed family and friends into their homes and games of all kinds were played with ample homemade desserts and snacks served.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years Bernard "Barney" Schenk of Thomasville; two sons, Joe (Jacque) Schenk of Corpus Christy, Texas and Jim (Susan) Schenk of Birmingham; brother, M. C. Plummer of Jackson; two sisters, Betty Barfield of Montgomery and Sissy Crim of Atlanta, Ga.; four grandchildren, Brian, Stuart, John (Whitney) and Abby (J .D. Gray) and two great-grandchildren, Dottie and John David Gray, Jr.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph H. and Carrie Riggan Plummer; sisters, Frances Nichols, Mary Belle Anderson and Leta Mae Williams; brothers, Ralph Jr., Bill and Bobby Plummer; as well as her sister in-laws, Connie and Ann Plummer and brotherin laws, Buren Nichols, Dovey Fair Anderson and Ben Williams.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 5 at O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home with Dr. James Best officiating. Interment followed at Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo with O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville directing.

Active pallbearers were Charlie Anderson, Mark Williams, John Plummer, Mark Crim, Robert Plummer and Buddy Anderson.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or your favorite charity.

Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.

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