Delores Irene Plotner, 71

January 06, 2009

SEPT. 15, 1937-JAN. 4, 2009

Delores Irene Plotner, age 71, of Hagerstown, Md., died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.

Born Sept. 15, 1937, in Artemas, Pa., she was the daughter of the late James Stewart and Ethel Mabel Jerome Clingerman, and the widow of Sterling E. Plotner, who died in 1996.

She attended Hancock public schools.

She was employed with Coffman Nursing Home as a CNA.

She is survived by four sons, Roger Lee Tritapoe of Hagerstown, Ronald William Tritapoe of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., Emory Stewart Tritapoe of Sharpsburg, Md., and Mark Edward Plotner of Hagerstown; four sisters, Pauline F. Boden of Ottawa, Ohio, Vada L. Shipe of Hedgesville, W.Va., Carol A. Abell of Frederick, Md., and Leona E. Sipes of Hancock, Md.; one brother, Harold W. Clingerman of Hancock; 10 grandchildren; and her many dear co-workers at Coffman Nursing Home.

She was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Barbara Kay Tritapoe; two sisters, Gladys Stotler and Alda Smith; and one brother, Leroy A. Clingerman.


A service will be held Thursday, Jan. 8, at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock. Pastor Denny Newcomer will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Artemas.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

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