Morrissene E. Drew (91)

McLeansboro, Illinois
Birth: March 7, 1921
Death: August 15, 2012

Morrissine Drew 91, of McLeansboro, Illinois, departed this life on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi, Illinois, and joined the Lord in Heaven. She was born March 3, 1921, in Jacksonville, Illinois, the daughter of Samuel Morris and Rosie (Black) Jumper. She married Dale R. Drew on March 26, 1937, and enjoyed 62 years of marriage until his death on July 10, 1999.

Morrissine was the oldest living member of Pleasant Union Congregational Christian Church at the time of her death. She worked with her husband, Dale, in their laundry business for many years. She also taught cosmetology at Centralia and Mt. Vernon IL, Marion, and Harrisburg Beauty Schools. She and Dale helped raise several other family members. She loved her family and dedicated herself to them.

Survivors include one brother, Richard (Irene) Jumper, Bloomington IL; three daughters, Alice Parker, Roanoke Rapids NC, Helen (Dwight) Parker, Moweaqua, IL, Linda Carter, Carmi IL; one son Dale R. JR. “Sonny”( Ethel) Drew of McLeansboro, IL; sister in law Louise Jumper; son in law Leroy Parker, Rosamond, CA; ten grandchildren, Robin (Ricky) Isbell, Tammy (Dave) Geiss, Terri (Jeff) Bapst, Connie (Eddie) Hebert, Debbie (Paul) MacDonna, Gary (Susie) Parker, Pam (Kevin) Hammell, Kenny (Lisa) Carter, Cindi Drew, Julie (Wes) Renn; two foster grandchildren, Butch and Kathy Drew; 20 great grandchildren; one great step grandson; 3 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Dale Drew; two infant daughters, Judy & Shirley; daughter Mary Parker; two brothers, Hugh and Wayne Jumper; one granddaughter Kristine Parker; a foster son and wife Herbie and Carolyn Drew.

Visitation and funeral is Saturday, August 18, 2012, at Pleasant Union Church near Blairsville, IL. Visitation is at 1 pm and continues until funeral at 3 pm. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Blairsville. Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi is in charge of all arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Union Church or VNA Hospice.

Visitation: Pleasant Union Church, Blairsville, IL, August 18, 2012 - 1pm
Service: Pleasant Union Church, Blairsville, IL, August 18, 2012 - 3pm
Memorials: Pleasant Union Church or VNA Hospice

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