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     Peggy J. Drumm, age 80, of rural Marshall, passed away and joined her beloved husband Richard O. "Jr." Drumm on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the home of her daughter Sandra K. Drumm in Marshall where she was being cared for by her loving family.

     Peggy was born on September 30, 1933 in Albion to Donald F. and Agnes (Creps) Heath.  When Peggy was 6 years old her family moved to their farm on H Drive South in Eckford Township.  It was then Peggy first took her place in a pew at the United Methodist Church, now being the member with the most years attending there.  The church was an important part of Peggy's life.  She played the organ for church service. taught Sunday School and was a member of the choir and church board for many years. 

     Peggy attended Bush School in Eckford Township until entering Marshall High School to complete her education.  She was a member of the 1950 graduating class.  While in high school, she met Richard O. "Jr." Drumm and they became sweethearts.  They both were blessed to get to marry their high school sweetheart on April 14, 1951.  The couple enjoyed a loving, fruitful marriage of 53 years until Jr. passed away on May 4, 2004 at their home where Peggy cared faithfully for him during his final illness.. 

     Peggy and Jr. created a large and loving family.  Their love and consideration for each other still show's in that family legacy.  Peggy and Jr. always kept their marriage alive and interesting with things like Peggy's special goodbye to Jr. when he'd join his friends at the Shaffer farm for morning coffee!  They vacationed with their family at Mullett Lake through their lifetime together, creating great family memories fishing, reading and relaxing. (Jr. handled the fishing part!)

     She took a job at the new State Farm Regional Office in Marshall after high school graduation.  When Jr. left to serve in the Korean War and she was pregnant with their first child, she left State Farm to concentrate on her family.  Later in life when the children were in school she took a job in the office of A & C Carrier in Marshall.  She then clerked for the Belcher's at their auctions for 12 years.

     Peggy is well known for her love of antiques and her store in downtown Marshall that was a dream fulfilled for her. She named it "The Little Toy Drum Antiques And Gifts".  She opened it in 1985 and ran it until 2003.  She still has a presence at the Town And Country Antique Mall in downtown Marshall with her collection of antiques and collectibles, where until her illness she enjoyed selling antiques and chatting with friends.  She was a member of Marshall's Antique Club. 

     She was the speaker at several teas at the National House Inn where she enjoyed speaking about and showing examples of her collections.  Peggy was known as "The Turkey Lady" because of her vast collection of turkey post cards, plates and platters!  Peggy loved going to auctions and estate sales where she found many of these treasures.

     She was a supporter of the Calhoun County Fair, where she judged 4-H antique and art projects.  Peggy served as treasurer of the committee that successfully relocated the Maple Grove Church to the fairgrounds.   

     Peggy loved music and taught it in country schools.  She put on nice programs at the school for special occasions with the children as her performers.  Her children particularly have fond memories of the different "assignments" they were given for the programs by their mother!   

   Peggy bowled in leagues at Marshall Lanes, where she was a member of the Marshall Women's Bowling Association.  She served as their secretary for many years.

    Peggy leaves us her legacy, her loving and beloved family.   Her daughter, Sandra K. Drumm of Marshall, her sons Donald R. (Robin) Drumm and Daniel P. (Lori)  Drumm all of Homer,  her grandchildren Nicole K. (Gil Talamantez Jr.) Wright, Robert D. (Kim Gordon) Brodock, Michael R. (Heather) Drumm, Amy J. (Dino) Pelham, Staci (Travis) Tackett, Justin D.( Sara) Drumm and Jordan D. (Stacey Sager) Drumm; 12 great grandchildren and 2-great-great-grandchildren.  Also her sister Mary Standley of Brighton and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

     Friends may call at Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home, 723 US27 N., Marshall, Tuesday where the family will be present from 2PM-4PM and 6PM-8PM to greet friends and share memories.   Funeral services celebrating Peggy's life and her Lord will be held on Wednesday at 11AM at the funeral home with Rev. David Boedecker officiating.  Interment will follow at Lyon Lake Cemetery. A fellowship will follow at the Kempf Funeral Home Reception Hall.   The family suggests that friends who wish make memorials to the Fountain Clinic or Oaklawn Hospice.  Assistance available at Kempf Funeral Home.  To sign the on line register book and leave a message for family visit www.kempffuneralhome.com.

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer from May 19 to May 20, 2014
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