DRUMMOND, KATHLEEN, departed this earth in Louisville, on February 11, 2014, at age 95 years and 5 months. Kathleen leaves a loving family, a legacy of achievement, and a host of friends and admirers.
Born on a farm in Clark County, IL, on September 22, 1918, she was the daughter of Thomas and Golda Drummond. She survived her brother Robert, who died in 1982, and is survived by his wife Dorothy of Terre Haute, IN, and by their three daughters and their husbands, Kathleen and John Lindstaedt of Indianapolis, IN, Gael and Bret Murphy of Seattle, WA, Martha and Joel Buchanan of Greenwood, IN, and by grandniece and nephew, Lauren and Drake Buchanan.
Kathleen was an educator, and few things gave her greater pleasure than the continuing contacts with former students that she maintained through the years. She received her BS in business education from Indiana State University in 1939, followed by an MS degree from the University of Illinois in 1940, and a Ph. D. degree from Northwestern University in 1963. She taught business courses at Charleston, IL High School from 1940 to 1943. From 1946 to her retirement in 1988 Dr. Drummond was on the faculty of the School of Business at the University of Louisville, where she left an endowment and where the Drummond Executive Center has been named in her honor. A diehard Cardinal fan, she never missed a basketball game, either live or at home on TV. She funded a U. of L. Study Area named in honor of the Armed Services.
At the University of Louisville, Dr. Drummond started the program for the Master of Arts in Teaching in business education. She was active in the Kentucky chapters of the Professional Secretaries Association and the Professional Legal Secretaries Association. She inaugurated and administered in Kentucky the Certified Professional Secretary examination. She served on the Kentucky Board of Records Management, which she cofounded. Kathleen was active in the International Business Education Association. She was also an active member of the Louisville chapter of Zonta International.
Kathleen was a Marine. She enlisted in 1943, rose to the rank of captain, and was retired in 1946. She was based at the Marine Corps Air Station at Mojave, CA, where she managed the Post Exchange. Capt. Drummond was a member of the Marine Corps Reserve Association in Louisville. Elements of Capt. Drummond's uniform, carefully preserved, are on display in local and national museums.
Kathleen traveled widely. Her focus in her travels was on Europe, on the Caribbean, on the islands of the South Pacific, on New Zealand, on Australia (where she spent a semester teaching), and on Africa, where she once spent 42 days on a solo continent-wide itinerary.
She maintained close ties with the family farm and took pride in the fact that a portion of it was a land grant to the survivors of an ancestor who was killed in the Battle of Tippecanoe. Her ancestral ties are to Clark County, IN, where she has been active in restoring the Tunnel Mill property of John Work, father-in-law of the Drummond whose death in battle led eventually to the establishment of the farm in Illinois.
Kathleen was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Louisville.
Visitation will be at Pearson Funeral Home from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday February 15, 2014 with a service to follow at 4 p.m. A reception will be held at the funeral home after the service. The military service will be conducted by the Rev. Kathy Allen, Lt. Col. U. S. Marine Corps Reserve. Burial will be 2 p.m. CST Monday at Medsker Cemetery, in Clark County, IL, on Monday, February 17, 2014.
The family and friends of Kathleen Drummond mourn the passing of a kind, gracious, exemplary, caring sister-in-law, aunt, colleague, and friend. Her family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the Kathleen Drummond Scholarship Fund, to the University of Louisville College of Business, to Trinity Presbyterian Church, to the Women Marines Association Scholarship Program, or to a
Pearson Funeral Home
149 Breckenridge Lane Louisville, KY 40207
Published in The Courier-Journal from Feb. 13 to Feb. 15, 2014