Olive Lentz Plauger (Sign Guestbook)

Olive Lentz Plauger, known to her friends as “Kipsy”, passed away on January 24, 2019 in Knoxville, Tennessee at the age of 96.

A native of Bentonville, Virginia she has lived in Knoxville for the last 16 years.

She was a retired employee of Avtex and sold Avon for many years. She was a long-time member of Bentonville Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Plauger; her parents, Virgil and Clarice Lentz; brothers, Bobby and Raymond Lentz; sister, Mildred Zollman; and her daughter, Lois Bishop.

She is survived by her son, Dennis Plauger, Sr. and wife Peggy; grandson, Dennis Plauger, Jr. and wife Wendy; granddaughter, Danielle Barto and husband Michael; sister-in-law, Virginia Lentz; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be announced at a later date. She will be buried beside her husband James at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Front Royal, Virginia.

Memorial donations may be made to, Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. East Tennessee Office, 5801 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919.

Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Plauger family and invites you to view and sign the online registry below.

8 guestbook entries for “Olive Lentz Plauger”:

  1. Linda Fox Filireto says:

    This sharp lady will be missed! I will always remember how she took to that computer and used it every day to keep in touch. She was never afraid of trying something new and modern. I admired her spirit. Rest In Peace Olive.

  2. Hooper and Willene Penuel, Lascassas, Tennessee says:

    Plauger family: So sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs. Olive. We always enjoyed seeing and conversing with her and family during the Barto family and friends Thanksgiving Day feast! She was an inspiration to everyone.

  3. Jack Reynolds says:

    Dennis, I am sorry to see that your mother passed away. My prayers are with you for comfort at this time for you and your family.

  4. Bill and Deborah Schmidt says:

    We never meet Olive but from all the stories and things you said about her that was our lost. Such a great lady; our condolences for your loss.

  5. Randy & Genevieve Stanfield says:

    Dennis and Peggy,
    So sorry to see your mother’s obituary in the paper. Even though we never met her, I remember some of the stories you used to tell when we worked together about her advice and guidance as you were growing up, and I know how much you are going to miss her. Our thoughts are with you during your loss.

  6. Susie Hockman Wertz says:

    Kipsy was a wonderful and fun lady! She use to come by once a week with her new Avon books. Always had a smile on her face and could make us laugh. Another piece of Bentonville has left us.

  7. Therese Lange says:

    Dennis & Peggy
    So sorry for your loss. When your heart is empty, filling it with happy memories can help you find your smile.
    Terry Lange

  8. John Guy says:

    Dennis Plauger – This is John Guy,born in Bentonville VA and the son in Guy’s Cash Store,where you probably had more than a few Garber’s ice cream cones. I remember all the Lentz family so well,and reading your Mother’s OBIT in The Warren Sentinel this week brought back many decades of fond memories. I would like to share some of them with you sometime if you are willing to email me. I live in Columbia MD and my email address is willguy33@gmail.com I hope to hear from you someday . Regards John Guy

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  • Birth: June 27, 1922
  • Death: January 24, 2019