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An Army veteran of World War II Don Porter Plaster, son of James Wilson and Ada Cleo (Reeves) Plaster, was born Oct. 13, 1926 in the Pea Ridge community, in Wright County, Mo. He departed this life Thursday, April 9, 2009 in Baxter County Regional Health Center, in Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 82 years, 5 months, and 26 days.
On May 8, 1949 he was united in marriage to Imogene Faye Grubb and to this union one daughter and two sons were born.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Nathan Plaster; and two sisters, Vonna Cook and Elveta Plaster.
Don is survived by his loving wife of almost 60 years, Imogene, of the home; two sons, Sgt. Maj. USA (Ret.) Steven Plaster, and his wife, Cynthia, of Diggins, and Capt. USAF (Ret.) Donald Plaster, and his wife, Sheila, of Columbia; a daughter, Kathryn Stafford, and her husband, James, of Oakland, Ark.; five grandchildren, Daniel, Laura, Amy, Jamie and Cody; five great-grandchildren, Ashley, Ryan, Kaydence, Lucas, and Kayleigh; a sister, Glenda Plaster, of Las Vegas, Nev.; a number of nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and many dear friends.
He was an Army veteran of World War II. He and Imogene moved to Ava after he retired as MoDOT Area 9 supervisor in Alton.
Don had made his profession of belief in Christ and was of the Baptist faith. He was a member of the VFW Post #5993 in Ava and was a 50 year Master Mason at the Masonic Lodge in Alton.
He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing and watching St. Louis Cardinal baseball games.
Graveside services with full military honors by Webster County Veterans Memorial Association were held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 13, in Seymour Masonic Cemetery, with Rev. Tom Maples and Bro. Cody Prock officiating, under direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Seymour. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be made at www. holmanhoweseymour.com.