Marcella Korum
1924 - 2020

Korum, Marcella

(nee Kaus), December 9, 2020. Beloved wife of 66 wonderful years of the late Vernon ("Bud") Korum. Dearest loving mother of David M. Korum and Diane L. (Kenneth ) Drilling. Dear grandmother of John Charles Drilling.

Born in 1924, and educated in Alton, IL where she earned her R.N. Made it through the Great Depression and married Bud, the love of her life. Moving to St. Louis, she enjoyed the rest of her life with her family, whether school nursing or corporate nursing and health care. She always found time for bridge, serving Meals On Wheels, exquisite sewing, and serving her church. Marcella would say her biggest accomplishments were her devoted family, her many, many lifelong friends from Illinois and Missouri & sharing with others celebrating their joyous life adventures. Whether performing her nursing skills, culinary dexterity, or stitching artistry, she was never, never without a catchy word in a quiet wry response, with a twinkle in her eye and the brightest smile. The family is grateful to the affectionate and capable help from the doctors and staff at St. Luke's Hospital; and the nurses and staffs at Quarters in Des Peres and Gardenview Care. She could never help herself from helping others. She always shined from within with a sunny disposition. Loved by everyone whose life she touched, she was the go-to confidant of all, always with a kind word. Her favorite adage: "Old age ain't for sissies" proved itself for all her 96 years with us.

Services: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a private funeral will be held and a memorial service will be scheduled at a later time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Luke's Hospital-Office of Development, or Kirkwood Presbyterian Church.

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Published by St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Dec. 20, 2020.
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I only met her one time and that was when she was in the grocery store with Dave. She was 5' tall, "dressed to the nines" and so funny! I so enjoyed our little visit in the produce aisle. She was lovely. Some kids just luck out with the perfect parents! Bless her heart.
December 20, 2020
I´m so sorry for your loss. I never personally met your mom, but now I know where your caring and "service to others" attitude come from. What a wonderful person she must have been! Love you!
Hank Milford
December 20, 2020