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James R Plank 1933-2023

James R Plank, 90, Gettysburg, PA passed away Sunday, November 19, 2023 at Transitions Healthcare, Gettysburg.

James R Plank
James R Plank

He was born September 9, 1933 in Adams County, PA the son of the late John E. and Hazel Dick Plank. His wife Betty Plank died in 2004.

Mr. Plank was a very active member of Memorial Baptist Church where he served as a Church Trustee, a member of the Kitchen Committee, a member of the Joy Fellowship and member of the Sunday School Class.

Early in his career he worked in the construction business as a heavy equipment operator and later for Schindler Elevator Corp where he retired in 1997 after 26 years of service.

Jim was a member of the Adams County Christian Academy Board of Directors and also was the supervisor for their ground and buildings.

Mr. Plank is survived by three sons; Dennis R. Plank and his wife Sharon of Conway, SC, Timothy J. Plank and his wife Carol of Gettysburg, PA, Joel E. Plank and his wife Heather of Gettysburg, PA, a daughter, Idella L. Dunkin and her husband Joe of Aspers, PA, 11 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.

Jim was predeceased by six brothers; Earl Plank, Roy Plank, Richard Plank, Ira Plank, Arthur Plank, Dale Plank, and five sisters; Betty Adelsberger, Hester Shafer, Shirley Rudisill, Anna Shaffer, Charlotte Shaffer.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 24, 2023 at 11 a.m. from Memorial Baptist Church in Gettysburg with Rev. Jeff Sours officiating.

Interment will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens.

There will be a viewing at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Memorial Baptist Church, 1096 Biglerville Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325.

Online obituary and condolences available at the funeral home’s website.

Arrangements are entrusted to Monahan Funeral Home.



Tammy Annette Robinson 1964-2024

For the past years, Tammy helped take care of her mother. She enjoyed watching game shows and listening to contemporary Christian music.

Robert William Gordon 1947-2024

Born August 18, 1947, a son of the late Merrill R. and Goldie E. Kotzmoyer Gordon, Bob liked to hunt and fish, and loved spending time with his family.

Janice Mae Keller 1938-2024

Janice always enjoyed shopping trips with her children and always used that opportunity to stop at her favorite restaurant, Olive Garden.

Ethel R. Smith 1935-2024

Ethel was a very loving and caring woman. She will always be remembered and cherished as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

Sharon M. Matthews 1951-2024

Sharon enjoyed game shows on TV, mostly Wheel of Fortune. She also liked watching the Food Network and talk about what they made.

Ralph V. Foltz 1928-2024

Ralph enjoyed hunting, telling stories, and traveling around the United States on bus trips, alongside his wife Lois.

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