Eleanor Leigh Plum Wynne, a resident of Baton Rouge, LA and a native of Kirbyville, TX, Plum died on December 9, 2012, after a brief illness. She was 69. She worked tirelessly for more than 30 years as an educator in Natchitoches, LA, and Woodville, TX. Plum recently retired from the Louisiana Department of Insurance after more than 11 years where she was fortunate to work alongside her daughter and granddauther. Born in Kirbyville on June 10, 1943, she was a 1961 graduate of Kirbyville High School and a member of the KHS band. Plum received her undergraduate degree from Sam Houston State University and a master's degree from Northwestern State University. She is survived by her daughter Leslie Wilson Cooper of Metairie, LA, and granddaughter Allison Claire Cooper of Baton Rouge; daughter Amy Wilson David and husband Chad of Baton Rouge, and grandchildren Lucy and Lauren Whittington, and Alec, Grace, Grant and Miles David; sister Georgia Ann Purdy of Jasper, TX; brother Kenny Baker Wynne of Kirbyville, TX; niece Leigh Anne Billbe Treistman and sons Jordan and Joshua; niece Kathryn Billlbe Bluestone and sons Christian Ford and Dean Bluestone; and Smudge, her boy kitty. She is preceded in death by her parents, George Washington Wynne, Jr. and Eldora Baker Wynne, both of Kirbyville. Visitation will take place on Saturday, December 15, from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at Adams EE Stringer Funeral Home in Kirbyville, TX, with graveside services to follow at 11:00 a.m. at Kirbyville Cemetery. Special thanks to Drs. John Godke, Bud ONeal and their teams from their excellent medical care and heartfelt concern, as well as the entire ICU and 4th floor staff at the Baton Rouge General Bluebonnet who took excellent care of Plum, including Julie, Peggy, Kaylyn, Jamie, Jill, the PCAs, and Chaplain Janet Hogstrom.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Dec. 12, 2012