Effie (Plumlee) Legg, age 88, a resident of Rogers, Arkansas for 30 years, passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at the Mercy Medical Center in Rogers.
Effie was born on May 1, 1922 in Bentonville, Arkansas to Charles and Melissa (Smith) Plumlee. Effie graduated from Bentonville High School in 1940. On September 11, 1944 she married Joe Legg in Bentonville and they were married for over 66 years before her death. Effie was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Hyattsville, MD for many years where she served as a Deaconess, Sunday School Teacher, worked with youth groups, and served on the Building Committee. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Rogers. Effie was a former employee of the Field Crops Research Laboratory, ARS, USDA, Beltsville, MD, and was the recipient of one outstanding and two achievement awards. Effie accompanied her husband Joe on two of his assignments in the former Soviet Union and also worked at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow for the foreign Agricultural Service and the State Department. After moving back to Northwest Arkansas Effie enjoyed volunteering at the Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale and she especially enjoyed helping with the rose garden. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles, sewing, knitting, crocheting, and needlework. Effie loved spending time with her family, nieces, and nephews, and she will be missed very much.
Preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Doil Plumlee; Effie is survived by her husband Joe Legg of the home in Rogers; one brother, Kenneth Plumlee and wife Annabelle of Rogers; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
Services will be at 2:00 pm, Saturday, February 26, 2011 at the Benton County Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel (3800 W. Walnut-Rogers, AR 72758) with Reverend Ben Rowell officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Circle of Life Hospice (901 Jones Rd., Springdale, AR 72762, 479-872-3300) in honor of Effie Legg.
Online tributes to the family of Effie Legg may be made at www.bentoncountymemorialpark.com
Under the direction of Benton County Memorial Park Funeral Home of Rogers.