Condolence From: Gamal Brown, Columbus, OH
Condolence: Peace be upon such an exceptional educator, student advocate, and sincere cultivator of educational thought. You've inspired so many. Your words spoke. Over my life will be remembered and cherished.
CAHS Class of 1990.
Condolence From: Michele Randles Norris, Marshville, NC
Condolence: Mrs. Plummer was my Senior English teacher at CAHS CO'90. I still remember the day she walked around with a book on her head to keep our attention. She was always honest and fair with her criticism. An amazing lady and will be dearly missed.
Condolence From: Jacqueline McNeil Watts, Charlotte, North Carolina
Condolence: I was on the teaching staff with Trudy, both at Northland High School and Columbus Alternative High School. I owe much of my professional success to her because as a first- year teacher in 1968, Trudy offered to me tips and encouragement that helped me to become a better teacher and person. I have the greatest respect for her, and I love her dearly. May you rest in peace, dear friend.
Condolence From: Susan Slocum Thurston, Cumberland, Rhode Island
Condolence: Dear Nan, Dan, Grant and Laura and Families
On behalf of Slocums past and present, I send you our heartfelt sympathies. Your Mom an Dad were such are a part of my Dad an Mom's life in Painesville, Lake Erie and then in Westerville. I will never forget your Mom's twinkling laugh and all the dreams she launched for those who came in her presence. I hope the memories soften the sorrow and send all my love to you and your families.
With deepest sympathy,
Condolence From: greg tear, Adirondack, NY
Condolence: Through extended family I have just learned of Trudy's passing. I did not know her well, but a little. Specifically, if memory serves, in regards to some special Iris from the Painseville farm that had roots in Germany, that she passed on to my mother. Those Iris now bless our home on Schroon lake. Evie was very passionate about them. I conversed with Trudy about them. After reading the obituary, it is no wonder that my parents, Dick and Evie Tear were so extremely fond of her.
I hope they are all enjoying each other's company now, in heaven. My love to all her family. Greg Tear
Condolence From: Cheryl Robinson-Campbell, Dunedin, Florida
Condolence: The wonderful Mrs P was the first teacher I ever had who could hold a class completely spellbound each and every day.
She not only made me a “lifelong learner”, but also a better person. She would hold discussion groups at her home for small groups and, well, was just so inspiring. I was very lucky to see her about 20 years ago and express to her how much she had meant to my life. Rest In Peace, Mrs P. I will look forward to seeing you on the other side and once again hear you reading “Beowulf”! Cheryl Robinson Campbell
Northland High School, Class of ‘68
Condolence From: Kelley Hurley, Hickory, North Carolina
Condolence: Mrs Plummer was my English teacher at Northland HS in the late 1970s. Her love of literature was infectious and I am a life-long reader partly due to her. I can still hear her raspy voice and see her clenched fist as she spoke passionately about a passage from a reading assignment. What a strong English Department Northland had! She also gave my husband advice on his medical school application a number of years later.
It is nice to know more about her life. She absolutely made a huge impact on her students and I'm sure her own family.
Condolence From: Patrick ANDERSON, Columbus, OH
Condolence: Farewell to an amazing lady. She enhanced the lives of so many people!
Condolence From: Randy Cooper, Loganville, Geogia
Condolence: One of my favorite teachers and roll models whine at Northland High School. (Class of 71”.
Her teaching was from the heart and touch thousands of lives. The world needs more like her.
Even now her memory brought a smile to this “old man”
Condolence From: Suzanne Laird, Westerville, Ohio
Condolence: What a tiny dynamo!
Mrs. Plummer prepared us so well for university and for life. Receiving a paper back from her, all covered in red ink, only meant that she cared enough to make you be a better writer.
I will never forget her crying during Modern Poetry class at Northland in the 1970s, as she was forced by the administration to cut an “objectionable” poem out of every textbook before allowing us to use them. That sort of censorship influenced me in my own career as a teacher and school librarian.
She will not soon be forgotten.
Her family must be so proud!
Condolence From: Will Perkins, COLUMBUS, OH
Condolence: Throughout my years of education, I was fortunate enough to have experienced many wonderful teachers, but only one commanded a level par excellence. That was Trudy Plummer. Trudy taught us that we could be judged fairly by constantly honing our writing craft. I will never forget this person, so small in physical stature, yet so respected by throngs of students who passed her way. Rest in Peace, “Teacher Extraordinaire.” Will "Mack" Perkins, Northland '68.
Condolence From: Karen Barnett-Larkin, Westerville, Ohio
Condolence: Trudy was a wonderful lady whom I loved. She was the best teacher I've ever had. And I've had some really great teachers.
She made her students laugh out loud but also held us to very high standards and encouraged a love of literature.
I swear I think of her most every time I type something and wonder if she would be pleased.
I will always picture her sitting on her desk with her legs crossed, an enormous SMILE on her face and an unmatched enthusiasm for teaching.
And I will also always remember visiting her and Arn when they lived on Hoover and seeing their love for one another and their beautiful home and their collections of books, etc.
May you rest in peace dear Trudy.
Condolence From: Jennifer Julian Ugron, Westerville, Ohio
Condolence: One of my favorite teachers from Northland High School. I remember the creative writing club picnic at her beautiful home and how impressed I was that she taught her cat how to skip. A wonderful lady. Loved her.
Condolence From: Jane Edwards, Worthington, OH
Condolence: I had the pleasure of having Mrs. Plummer for English at Northland HS in 1971. She was so spunky, sparkly, and most of all, kind. I remember her fondly.