Allen Lee Ploussard was born March 10, 1933, in Oberlin, Kansas, the only child of Alfred J. "Pete" and Frances Luverne (Marietta) Ploussard. He passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at the Cedar Living Center in Oberlin at the age of 79.
Lee grew up in Oberlin where he attended school, graduating from Decatur Community High School in 1951. He loved sports and played football and basketball during his high school years. Lee continued his education at Kansas State University in Manhattan.
Lee and his former wife, Joyce Claar Ploussard, were married in 1952 and became the parents of three sons, Kent, Kevan and Kris. While his sons were growing up, Lee enjoyed coaching Little League Baseball and continued coaching for over 30 years.
On March 10, 1981, Lee married Judy Ann Mangold Jennings in Oberlin. They first owned and operated the Prairie Peddler clothing store in Oberlin and later worked together at Flowers by Lee, which they operated until February of 2004.
Lee was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He served on the Sappa Housing Authority for over 30 years and held many civic and community offices while in business in Oberlin. Lee felt one of his greatest accomplishments was his freedom from alcoholism.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Ploussard, of Oberlin; four children, Brian Jennings, of Oberlin, Tammy Musgrave and husband Dale, of Ong, NE, Brent Jennings and wife Rhonda, of Topeka, and Brett Jennings, of rural Oberlin; one sister-in-law, Bobby Jo Klingestein, of Dayton, WA; 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren (and two on-the-way); in addition to other family members and friends from the Pacific Northwest and Oberlin Community.
Lee was preceded in death by his parents and three sons, Kevan, Kris and Kent.
Vigil Service: Friday, March 23, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oberlin
Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, March 24, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oberlin
Memorial Funds: for Memorial Masses or to the church
Visitation: There is no visitation
Burial: Inurnment will take place in Oberlin Cemetery at a later date