Luella Gertrude (Ruffing) Plant

Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project
Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project

(May 21, 1903 - January 19, 1952)


The Lusk Herald
January 31, 1952


Mrs. Leroy Plant, Killed by Husband, Buried Here Wed.

Mrs. Leroy Plant, 48, daughter of Christ Ruffing of Hat Creek, who was stabbed to death by her husband at Klamath Falls, Ore. Jan. 19, was buried in the Lusk Cemetery Wednesday morning.

The services were held at 10:00 at the Peet Chapel with the Rev. Fr. M.J. McBrien officiating. Music was provided by Mrs. Lester Brooks, Miss Jean Panno and Miss Marjorie McFarlane, accompanied by Mrs. Henry Wasserburger, organist. Casket bearers wee Bert Gibson, Pete Owens, Harry Austin, Woodson Graham, John Lorenzen, and Herman Hitz.

The husband confessed early last Thursday at Klamath Falls that he had killed his wife after a quarrel over the payment of bills. She died soon after he stabbed her twice. His own attempt at suicide failed. He said he spent Saturday night and the next four days and nights staying near his wifeís body.

Luella Plant was born May 21, 1903 at Mt. Rose, Nebr. and later came with the family to the homestead (which) the father had established in the late 1890ís near Hat Creek. She attended rural schools in that area.

In 1920 she married Percy A. Himes. She was married to Plant two years ago.

Surviving are a son, Albin Himes, St. Helen, Ore.; the father and eight brothers and sisters: Mrs. Carl Erny, Alliance, Nebr.; Mrs. Beatrice Avenell, Edgemont; Henry of Hat Creek; Edward of Basin; Robert of Spokane; and Jennings, Albert, and Mrs. Thelma Nuxoll of Lusk.

Mrs. Plant had visited here in Lusk in November when her father was seriously ill.

Note: Luella Plant is buried in the Lusk Cemetery under the name Luella Gertrude Himes.




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