Anita Plummer, 74, longtime Newton resident, passed away on Thursday (Oct. 13, 2016) at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita after a battle with cancer. Her loving family was nearby. She was born July 6, 1942, in Winfield to Nicholas and Juanita Jaso. On Oct. 8, 1964, she married George Plummer Sr. Their beautiful love continued to bloom for 47 years. He preceded her in death July 24, 2011. They raised six children together and eventually settled in Newton. Anita was a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Anita is survived by her six children: Joseph Jaso Sr., Victor Jaso, Anthony Jaso, Anita-Mitzi Creekmore and husband Ray, Tricia Garcia and husband Eliberto, all of Newton, and son George Michael Jr. and wife Darlene of Antioch, California. She is also survived by six brothers: John, George, Steve, Manuel, Richard, and Raymond; four sisters: Victoria, Irene, Patricia, and Virginia; 23 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by both parents, Nicholas and Juanita, one brother, Robert; and two daughters-in-law, Paige and Amanda. Anita took great pride in her growing family. To family and friends of the family, she was just simply known as "Grandma." She loved to cook huge meals, play bingo, collect anything in the color red and spend time with family. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 19, 2016) at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The family will receive friends following the Rosary. Mass of the Resurrection will be at 10 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 20, 2016) at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Reverend Juan Garza presiding. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Newton. Memorials may be left with Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in care of Petersen Funeral Home.
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