Samuel J. Drumeller, 78, of Cantrall, passed away Saturday May 28, at 7:37 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center.
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He was born in Boonville, Mo., Oct. 10, 1932, the son of Clarence "Ted" and W. Frances Dawson Drumeller. He was a graduate of Boonville High School, and earned a B.S in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
Sam married the former Twila Renfrow in Boonville, Mo., Aug. 24, 1956, and she preceded him in death July 16, 2006. His parents also preceded him in death.
He retired in 1995 as the Administrative Services Supervisor with CIPS after over 36 years of service. He attended First Baptist Church in Mattoon, Ill., was a member of the Jaycee's the Elks Club, and was very active as a volunteer at the Animal Protective League.
Surviving are his children: Tilitha (husband Jamie) Shawgo of Springfield, Dell (wife Janene) Drumeller of White Hall, IL, and Wayne (fiancé Ella Jernigan) Drumeller of Smithboro, Ill., also six grandchildren: Jenifer (husband Mark) Butler, Amber (husband Tim) Wright, Sam, Dan, Chris and Mike Drumeller.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bisch Funeral Home West 2931 S. Koke Mill Rd. where visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday May 31. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, at the funeral home with Rev. Charlie Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery with military honor's provided by the Inter-Veterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County.
Those that wish may direct memorial contributions in his memory to the American Lung Association or the Animal Protective League.
Please visit the online "Life Remembered Story" at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.
Published in Boonville Daily News from May 31 to June 7, 2011