Louise Byers Plusquellec

Birth Date: 
Sunday, November 10, 1935
Date of Passing: 
Sunday, January 21, 2018

WOOSTER - Louise Byers Plusquellec, 82, of Wooster passed away on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, at her home, surrounded by family.

She was born Nov. 10, 1935 in Tidioute PA, the eldest of three lovely girls for E. Scott and Rhoda Skinner Byers.  After what was by all accounts a storybook upbringing in LeRoy, NY, Louise attended the College of Wooster, where she would receive her BA in 1957. As a bonus, she also met her future husband Kenneth Plusquellec at the college, who serenaded her under her window and who she would marry in August of the same year. 

After brief stints in Chicago and Spencerport, NY, the couple returned to Wooster with their two children for what would unspool as the adventure of their lives together.  Louise launched her distinguished career as an educator at this time, teaching at The College of Wooster Nursery School from 1970-1978, before working in the Wooster City Schools as a first-grade teacher from 1978-2003, primarily at Wayne Elementary.  

Louise attended St. James Episcopal Church, where she was very active as a member of the Vestry, as well as the Peace and Justice Committee, the Church Development Committee and the Saturday Community Lunch program.  She also volunteered with Bridges of Hope, Wee Care Center Board of Trustees, the AAUW Picture Ladies, Womenade and was a member of P.E.O International.

Her bright light is survived and reflected by daughter Martha (Leah Creelman) Plusquellec of Boston, son Scott Plusquellec of Seattle, grandchildren Ella, Evan and Justin Conte-Wood of Seattle and sister Mary (Earl) Walker of Auburn, CA.  Ahead of her on this journey are her parents, husband Kenneth, and sister Peggy Fanselow.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 201 N. Market St., Wooster with the Rev. Evan Fischer officiating.

Donations in Louise’s memory may be made to the Kenneth R. and Louise Byers Plusquellec Endowed Scholarship at the College of Wooster, Office of Advancement, 1101 N. Bever St., Wooster, OH, 44691 or the St. James Episcopal Church Saturday Community Lunch program, 127 W. North St., Wooster.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.

Memorial Contributions: 

Donations in Louise’s memory may be made to the Kenneth R. and Louise Byers Plusquellec Endowed Scholarship at the College of Wooster, Office of Advancement, 1101 N. Bever St., Wooster, OH, 44691 or the St. James Episcopal Church Saturday Community Lunch program, 127 W. North St., Wooster.

Visitation: 

No calling hours

Service: 

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Condolences

My condolences to the family of Louise Plusquellec. Both Louise and Ken were so welcoming to me when I was a new librarian at The College of Wooster. She was a kind and gracious lady.

My most sincere condolences to the family of Louise Plusquellec. She was the first exposure my son had to a teacher at The College of Wooster Nursery School. She was a very kind and loving person to the children and my son learned a lot from her. She will be missed by many people.

I was so sorry to hear of Louise’s passing. I taught first grade with Louise at Wayne Elementary for several years. She was always such a joyful person with the kindest heart. She loved her husband, children, and grandchildren (and her cute little dachshund) dearly. She spoke so fondly of her trips to both coasts to visit her family and proudly shared her pictures with me. I will always cherish the friendship that we had.

Mrs. Plusquellec was my first grade teacher from '80-81 and to this day was one of my favorite teachers. Such a nice lady
Sorry to hear of her passing.

Mrs. Plusquellec was our daughter first grade teacher. We are saddened to hear of her passing. She was always a great light in life and always willing to give her all for her students and anyone else needing help. She will be greatly missed.

So sorry to hear this sad news. I have such sweet memories from my time at the C. O.W. Nursery School. She touched many and will be missed by all.

Sorry to hear of Mrs. Plusquellec's passing. She was an excellent teacher and was loved by all her students. I always appreciated her patience when teaching my son, who could be a handful at times. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn her loss.

Mrs. Plusquellec, was an excellence teacher to my son and was dear to him. She was kind and caring to her students and worked to built their confidence and desire to learn.
Her life was in many ways a positive to our community and lives. My family will miss her and I trust that her family will too but, celebrate her life.

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