Norma Plopper

Obituary of Norma Marie Plopper

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Norma Marie (Mathis) Plopper, 95, passed away peacefully on May 17, 2024.

Norma was born on January 6, 1929 the 3rd of 11 children to the late Otto and Florentine Mathis. She attended West Leyden school and graduated in 1947 as the Salutatorian of her class. On May 21, 1949 she was united in marriage to Fremont Plopper at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church. A blessed union that would last 64 years until his death in 2013.

Norma opened her own salon in Rome, “Norma’s Beauty Shop,” and was also a hairdresser for the State. She was very active in her parish, St. Mary’s, where she was a member of the Altar Rosary society, a bingo volunteer, and a Eucharistic Minister. You could always find her at one of her grandchildren’s sporting events or cheering on her beloved New York Yankees. But above everything, Norma loved being Judge Plopper’s wife most of all. You never saw Norma without Fremont or Fremont without Norma. They were very active members State Magistrate Association and had a great love of camping, gardening, bowling, and traveling together. The family takes great peace in knowing they are together again.

Survived are her son and daughter in law, Fremont and Patricia Plopper; daughter, Patrice Fonda; son in law, Thomas Engle; grandchildren, Catherine (Kurt) Nordman, Shawn (Anne) Casler, Ryan (Jessica) Plopper, Thomas (Megan) Engle Jr, Michael Biondi, and Ashley Engle; great grandchildren, Jonathan Casler, Sarah and Ella Nordman, Kaylee Biondi, and Eleanor and Penelope Engle; sisters, Joyce (Robert) Parkhurst, Marjorie (Robert) Schaller, and Lynda (Duane) Wallace; brothers, Warren (Eleanor) Mathis, John Mathis, and Rodney (Holly) Mathis; and many, many special nieces and nephews. Norma was predeceased by her husband, Fremont; daughter, Robyn Engle; granddaughter, Kimberly Casler; sisters, Virginia Kemme and Marilyn Reigler; and brothers Donald and James Mathis.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Terrace at Woodland and Bethany Gardens for their wonderful care of Norma.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, at 11:00 AM, at St. Peter’s Church. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call at Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut Street, on Wednesday from 4 to 7 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Peter’s Church Memorial Foundation.


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Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Barry Funeral Home
807 West Chestnut Street
Rome, New York, United States
(315) 337-0055

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday, May 23, 2024
St. Peter's Church
200 N. James Street
Rome, New York, United States
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