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Merle L. Plymette

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Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 12:00 am

WATSONTOWN — Merle L. Plymette, 83, of Watsontown, died on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at SUN Home Hospice Care Center, Sunbury.

Merle was born on April 13, 1928, in Dewart and was the son of the late Elwood “Ted” and Florence (Bieber) Plymette. On Nov. 10, 1951, he married the former Mildred R. (Robenolt), who survives, and would have celebrated 60 years as husband and wife this week.

Merle had served in the U.S. Army as a PFC and was a former employee of Turbotville Block Co. and Watsontown Trucking Co. and retired in 1992 from LUN Data Center.

He was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Watsontown, where he had served on the council; and was a member of the Sun Valley Scottish Rite Club and the Watsontown Masonic Lodge 401. 

In addition to his wife Mildred, he is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Gary L. and Valerie Plymette of San Jose, Calif; one daughter, Gayle P. Hagerman of Watsontown; four grandchildren, Adam Hagerman and his wife, Amanda, of Alexandria, Va., Kyle Ansberry of San Jose, Calif., Amanda Plymette and her fiancée, Kyle Hoff, of Fresno, Calif. and Alexander Plymette of San Jose, Calif.; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Marlin Plymette of Watsontown and Max and Kathleen Plymette of Watsontown; and one sister, Mary Louise Malcolm of Jacksonville, Fla.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, David Plymette.

There will be a public viewing from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 400 Main St., Watsontown, where the funeral service will be held at 11 with the Rev. James H. Fladland officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

The family will provide the flowers and memorial contributions may be made to SUN Home Health and Hospice, 61 Duke St., P.O. Box 232, Northumberland, PA 17857-0232 or to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Arrangements are under the care of The Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front St., Milton.

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