October 31, 2018
Marguerite “Midge” Plumley, of Traverse City, passed away October 31, 2018 with her loving family by her side. Midge was born to the late James and Beatrice (Papoy) Petro in Detroit. She was one of three daughters. One of Midge’s passions was piano. At 14 years old she was playing at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Her love for piano and music never lessened and she became a piano teacher. Midge has been in the Traverse City area since 1987. She was a faithful member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and a member of the Elks Club and the Music Teachers Association. In her free time, she enjoyed biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking with family and friends. She also enjoyed playing euchre with their monthly card group. She was noted as one of the best cooks and a wonderful gardener. For many years Midge and her husband Bert would take vacations. Together they visited many islands, Florida, and Mexico. They also enjoyed the landscapes of a great many of the National and State Parks. Midge was a bright light in the family, and a very important part of her life was the time spent with them. She will be missed by all who knew her. Midge is survived and missed dearly by her beloved husband Charles “Bert”, her children; Cheryl (Brad), Deborah (Tom), Laurie (Bob), Tracie (Dave) and Jillian. She is also missed and remembered by her grandchildren; Adam, Joanna, Travis, Tyler, Mackenzie, Amanda and Charlie and her great grandchildren; Gabriel, Brendan, Rylee, Leo and Jordan. She was preceded in death by her parents and both her sisters, Barbara and Irma. A memorial service will take place Wednesday November 7, 2018 at 11:00am at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church with visitation one hour prior. Please consider contributions to the Interlochen Arts Academy in Midge’s honor and for her love of music.
Marguerite “Midge” Plumley, of Traverse City, passed away October 31, 2018 with her loving family by her side. Midge was born to the late James and Beatrice (Papoy) Petro in Detroit. She was one of three daughters. One of Midge’s... View Obituary & Service Information
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