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Alpha Plunk

Thursday, January 16, 2003

SIKESTON -- Alpha Plunk, 84, died Jan. 15, 2003, at her home.

Born Oct. 29, 1918, in Old Union, Tenn., daughter of the late John and Della Moore Burney, she had worked at the International Shoe Factory in Sikeston, the Garment Factory in New Madrid and later was a presser at the Grove Company in Sikeston before retiring. She was of the Baptist belief.

Her husband, Claude Plunk preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 1992.

Survivors include: two sons and one daughter-in-law, Gerald and Sue Plunk of Sikeston and Charles Plunk of Matthews; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Patricia and Ron Cook, Gail and Charles Lawrence, Carolyn and Tevis Noles and Betty Kelso of Sikeston; one brother, John D. Burney of Bolivar, Tenn.; one sister, Captola Abernathy of Tennessee; and nine grandchildren, Steve Plunk, Cory Kelso, Mike Cook and Missy Cook Barber of Sikeston, Stephanie Hurley of Jacksonville, Fla., Scott Plunk of Matthews, Nickie Stokes of New Madrid, Trey Noles of Dexter and Wade Lawrence of Springfield; and eight great-grandchildren.

Two sisters, one brother and one son-in-law, Tommy Joe Kelso, also preceded her in death.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday.

Burial will follow in the Sikeston Garden of Memories Cemetery.

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