Barbara Inez Drudge, age 75, of Warsaw, Indiana, passed away at 1:50 pm Thursday, October 31, 2013, at her residence after a long illness. She was born October 9, 1938, in Knoxville, Tennessee, to Howard and Lottie (Staniffer) M. Earl, both of whom preceded her in death.
On October 3, 1960, in Clintwood, Virginia, she was united in marriage to Donald Dean Drudge who survives. Barbara was employed as a welder by Sun Metal in both Warsaw and North Manchester for over twenty five years. For many years, Barb enjoyed bowling on various Warsaw leagues, traveling around and camping with her family and playing cards with lifelong friends at the Pierceton American Legion where she was a member of the auxiliary for twenty nine years. Barbara always enjoyed an evening of playing bingo in her sister and daughter.
Survivors include a daughter Deborah (Ronny) Shelton of Warsaw, Indiana; a son Darl D. Drudge of Warsaw, Indiana; 5 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers Arville Earl and Frank Earl both of Warsaw, Indiana; 4 sisters Annebelle Lambert of Flint, Michigan; Mary Markley of White Pigeon, Michigan; Lucille Mullins of White Pigeon, Michigan and Francis Cormican of Kingsford Heights, Indiana. Barb was also preceded in death by her brother, Elbert Earl.
Funeral Services will be conducted on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel in Warsaw, Indiana, at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Bob Jarboe will officiate the service. Visitation will be from 2:00 4:00 and 6:00 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 4, 2013. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Pierceton, Indiana.
Memorials contributions may be made to:
Kosciusko Home Care & Hospice, Inc.
P.O. Box 1196
Warsaw, IN 46581-1196