William Plaster

William Vincent Plaster

Monday, October 28th, 1918 - Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
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William Vincent “Vince” Plaster, 100, Springfield, passed away at 7:24 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2019 in Mercy Hospital.

He was born October 28, 1918 in Turners, MO to William and Cora Belle (Ruberson) Plaster. Vince served in the U S Army in Europe during World War II. He retired from Frisco Railroad after working there for 35 years and drew retirement for 45 years. He enjoyed gardening and you could usually find him at lunch time at Cedars South Restaurant. He loved watching episodes of the Andy Griffith show.

William was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Alice Virginia Plaster; a daughter, Marjorie Anne Plaster Drake; eight brothers, Herbert, Wilbur, Clifford, Fred, Richard, Don, Jack, and John; and his son-in-law Harry Followell.

He is survived by his son, William “Ed” (Mary Jo) Plaster; daughter Linda K. Followell; nine grandchildren, Rob, Jeff (Carrie) and Melissa Followell, Chris (Rita) and Michelle Drake, Dana (Wes) Davis, David and Tim Plaster, and Julie (Justin Collins); six great-grandchildren, Sabrina Drake, Tate and Finn Followell, Tyler Plaster, twin sisters Alex and Faith Davis; and many nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 4, 2019 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church . Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery under the care of Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 3, 2019 in Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home 500 E. Walnut Street.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Herman H. Lohmeyer Chapel
    500 E. Walnut Street
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  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, February 4th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday, February 4th, 2019 10:00am
    Sacred Heart Catholic Church
    1609 N. Summit
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    Fr. Gaspar Masilamani C.M.F.
  • Interment

    Monday, February 4th, 2019 | 11:45am
    Monday, February 4th, 2019 11:45am
    St. Mary's Cemetery
    2400 W. Mt. Vernon Street
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    Military Honors at Cemetery

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Tim smith

Posted at 01:41pm
My sympathy to son, Eddie, with whom I was in grade school in Spfd. I remember good times playing with you at your house off of Comercial street. Your dad was a part of that great generation that built the foundation we all enjoy today. Hope you are doing well Eddie. Tim Smith ( San Diego)


Posted at 05:34am
Although I didn’t know Mr. Plaster, this was one of the nicest tributes to a life well lived that I’ve ever seen on line. This pictures gave a sense of a down home railroader.. My condolences to his family.

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