Helen Ploutz, 91, passed away Saturday, November 19, 2022 in Ellsworth, KS. She was born July 17, 1931 in Tolstoy, SD to John and Lydia (Lout) Wolff. She married John Ploutz, Jr. on April 9, 1953 in McLaughlin, SD. Helen spent her early adult years waitressing at cafes in McLaughlin. After moving to Ellsworth, she opened her own home daycare and operated that for 50 years until she was 84. She was a faithful member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Ellsworth.
Helen is survived by her sons, Tracy Ploutz (Bonnie) of Ellsworth and David Ploutz (Mary Beth) of Dodge City, KS; daughter Garnell Royer (Jim) of Centerville, OH; grandchildren, Deena Hamilton (Jordan), Emily Bewley (Ryan), Travis Ploutz (Mary), Derrick Ploutz (Jessica), Trevor Ploutz (Maria), Alex Royer, and Paul Royer; great grandchildren, Michael and Mya Ploutz, Nolan and Kevin Ploutz, Nyla and Noah Ploutz, Jaxon Bewley, and James and Jessa Hamilton; and great granddaughter Leilia Ploutz. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband John Ploutz; great grandson Drake Ploutz; brothers, Harry, David, and Henry Wolff; infant sister Lorraine; and sisters, Lorraine Hellhake, Martha Hetterley, and Delaine Reed.
Visitation: Friday, November 25, 2022 from 6-8 p.m., with family present, at Parsons Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 26, 2022 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, with burial following in the Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, c/o, Parsons Funeral Home, PO Box 45, Ellsworth, KS 67439.