Ruby M. T. Plummer, 88

May 13, 2019

Ruby Marilyn Taber Plummer, 88, of North Dartmouth died peacefully on Saturday, May 4 at Tobey Hospital with her children by her side. She was the wife of the late Bruce M. Plummer.  

Born June 30, 1930, in New Bedford, Ruby was the daughter of the late Clinton E. and Ruby A. (Ransom) Taber, Sr. She was a graduate of N. B. High School.

She worked for the N. B. School Food Service Dept. for many years. In her earlier years she worked for W. T. Grant and Sears Roebuck & Co. both in downtown N.B. 

Ruby was, in recent years, a member at First Church of the Nazarene but had been a long time member of the Advent Christian Church, where she served as treasurer, deaconess, trustee, Sunday School Superintendent and teacher, leader of the Anamacs (WH&FMS), a song leader, Bible teacher and much more.

For many years she and her family were well known as the Singing Plummer Family ministering in churches and grange halls around New England. In her later years she continued this calling through Nursing Home ministry.

Ruby was so very proud of her children and family. She spoke of them often and with great love. She loved to laugh and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She especially loved singing hymns, playing Uno, and playing with her grand and great grandchildren. Going out to eat with her friends and family was a regular event.

She spoke often of the wonderful family memories she cherished and longed for times gone by when we were all together. Her laughter filled a room and her vibrant, determined spirit could tackle any challenge. Most importantly she was a dedicated servant of the Most High and a strong woman of faith. She served her King with fervor and excellence in everything she was called to do. 

She is survived by two sons, Rev. Bruce Plummer of Florida and Rev. Donald Plummer of New Hampshire; four daughters, Sharon Marshall of Maine, Marilyn Beaulieu of Acushnet, Lori Jerabek of Florida and Melody Winfrey of W. Wareham; two brothers, Rev. Clinton E. Taber of Florida and Rev. James E. Taber of North Carolina; 24 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  

Visitation will take place on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Chapel, 479 County St., New Bedford. Her funeral will be held Thursday at 11 A.M. at First Church of the Nazarene, 764 Hathaway Rd., New Bedford, followed by burial in Rural Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to TACCA, P.O. Box 522, Marion, MA 02738, in memory of Ruby M. Plummer.