HAMPDEN – Eleanor Plummer, 88, passed away July 14, 2004, at a Bangor healthcare facility. She was born July 16, 1915, in Everett, Mass., the daughter of Hervey D. and Mary A. (Hinkley) Foss. In 1920, her family moved to Melrose, Mass., where she attended all grades of school, graduating from Melrose High School in 1932. Eleanor participated in many school and community activities, among which was the Melrose Assembly No. 7 Order of Rainbow Girls. She was a Past Worthy Advisor and also a life member of Phi Theta Xi Sorority. Eleanor received her B.A. degree from Wheaton College, Newton, Mass., in 1936, and M.A. degree from Tufts University in 1975. She was a teacher at Rockwood Park School, Jamaica Plains, Mass., Thorton Academy, Foxcroft Academy, Bangor High School, Weymouth High School, Weymouth, Mass., and Marshfield High School. Marshfield, Mass., from which she retired in 1977. Eleanor was a member of the First Congregational Church of Marshfield, Mass., as well as the Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church. She also attended the Hampden Congregational Church. Her other activities included, Eastern Star Grange No. 1, Penobscot Pomona No. 8, 50-year member of Marion Chapter No. 40 Order of Eastern Star, Life member of Whitcomb-Baker V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary Post No. 4633 of Hampden, Hampden Senior Citizens, Hampden Garden Club, Hampden Historical Society, Penobscot County Retired Teachers Association, Mr. and Mrs. Club of the Hampden Congregational Church, and a Honorary Life member of the Maine Christmas Tree Association. She was predeceased by her parents; her first husband, Paul O. Ritchie, in 1966; and second husband, Henry A. Plummer, in 1990. She is survived by her son, Russell B. Ritchie and his wife, Deborah, of Hampden; a brother, Sheldon H. Foss of Westminster, Colo.; and stepson, Bruce H. Plummer and his wife, Betsy R., of Farmington; two granddaughters and their spouses; four step-grandchildren and two spouses; four great-grandchildren; as well as nieces, nephews and cousins; sister-in-law, Electa Hill and her husband, Hugh, of South Paris; and many friends, especially, Bettiva A. Page of Marshfield, Mass. Visiting hours will be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, 45 Western Ave., Hampden. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Monday at the Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church, 44 Kennebec Road, Hampden, with the Rev. Dr. Debra J. Hanson, pastor, and the Rev. Dr. Deborah M. Jenks, pastor of the Hampden Congregational Church officiating. Interment will be at a later date. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Hampden Garden Club, care of Lori O’Brien, Treasurer, 1263 Carmel Road North, Hampden, ME 04444.