AUSTINTOWN TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Funeral services celebrating the life of Kathleen Drumheller, 69, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 12, at the Lane Funeral Home Canfield Chapel.
With family by her side, Kathleen’s loving journey came to rest on Wednesday afternoon, November 8, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown.
She was born April 27, 1948 in Youngstown the daughter of John L. and Sophia (Roth) Sitch.
Kathleen was a 1966 graduate of Mt. Vernon Academy in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. She continued her education two years at Youngstown State University while working at Almart in Boardman, then transferred and finishing her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Maryland.
Kathy worked as a PBX/Dispatch Operator in Silver Springs, Maryland for a couple of years before retiring over a decade ago after 35 years of loyal service for Central Armature Works in Washington D.C. as a corporate accounting secretary. In her retirement she remained active as a long term substitute teacher for the Prince William County School System in Virginia.
Kathy was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Woodridge, Virginia and had just moved back to the area in July.
She was also a very active volunteer as a member of the ASPCA in their fostering program and many years as a board of election judge for the Prince William County Board of Elections.
Kathy will be remembered as very kind hearted but stern when she needed. Yet her compassionate and loyalty stood out to all who had the privilege to call her their friend. Her family and faith were paramount. Her inquisitive smile and tearful laughs shall be missed but only till we meet again.
She leaves her husband, Berton Drumheller, who she married October 26, 1975; two grandchildren, Serenity and Brielle Drumheller; one sister, Karen (Pete) Costello of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; two brothers, John M. Sitch of Millington, Tennessee and Mark (Lori) Sitch of Poland; nephews, Mark “Luke”, Blake A., Bret A. (Lori) Sitch and Kimberly A. (Jason) MacLennan; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill (Donna) Drumheller, Bob (Kathy) Drumheller, George (Tammy) Drumheller, Mary Kay (Barry) Way, Raymond Kitchen and many other family and close friends.
Besides her parents John (2/10/73) and Sophia (7/13/16), Kathleen was preceded in death by her son, David J. Drumheller (6/20/16) and one sister-in-law, Dot Sitch (8/8/16).
Friends may call from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 12 where services will begin 3:00 p.m. at the Lane Funeral Home Canfield Chapel, officiated by Pastor Andrew Clark.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donation be made to the Kidney Foundation or Life Banc of Ohio in Kathleen’s name.