Cecilia M. “C. Mae” Ploetner, 93, Jasper

Cecilia M. “C. Mae” Ploetner, 93, of Jasper, died Wednesday (March 7) at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper. She was born in Jasper May 1, 1924, to Henry and Cecilia (Reyling) Kress. She married Dr. Edward Ploetner May 16, 1946, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. He died December 21, 2004.

C. Mae was a 1942 graduate of the Ferdinand Academy of Immaculate Conception. She continued her education at the Nazareth School of Nursing in Louisville. She worked as a registered nurse at St. Joseph’s Infirmary in Louisville and then was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and its St. Anne’s Society, the Jasper Circle of the Daughters of Isabella, and the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, and playing bridge and bingo. She also enjoyed visiting the casino and was an accomplished seamstress for family and friends.

She is survived by two daughters, Phyllis Kaye Corrigan and husband Thomas, Glenview, Illinois, and Margaret C. “Peggy” Christian and husband Larry, Gainsville, Florida; three sons, Edward Ploetner Jr. and wife Alane, Schnellville, Robert Ploetner and wife Cheryl, Jasper, and John Ploetner and wife Jeanna, Jacksonville, Florida; seven grandchildren, Catherine, Emily, and Paolella Corrigan, Susan Corrigan DeLucio, Erich Christian, Mandy Ploetner Schnaus, and Brandy and Michael Ploetner; four great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Shannon Paolella and Lily and James DeLucio; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one brother, Robrert “Bobby” Kress, and four sisters, Viola Kress, Hilda Cockerel, Mildred Parker, and Dorothy Horney.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Sisters of St. Benedict, Kindred Hospice, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.

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