Jean E. Drummer

Birth Date: 
Wednesday, July 23, 1930
Date of Passing: 
Monday, June 21, 2021

WOOSTER -Jean E. Drummer, 90, of Wooster passed away on Monday, June 21, 2021 at her home with her daughter by her side.

She was born July 23, 1930 in Friendsville, Maryland the middle daughter of Paul and Flossie Friend Hook. She grew up in Markleysburg, PA and attended Youngstown State School of Music.

Jean was fiercely independent raising two daughters in Euclid, OH while working full time as an executive secretary for 39 years at Reliance Electric in Cleveland. She was a loyal and tireless worker, generous to her family and many friends and she was faithful to her church. While Jean only completed a year of college, she was determined to set high expectations and successfully challenged her daughters to complete their college degrees. Years later and ecstatic upon the birth of her first grandchild she was not shy about announcing her disappointment at having to "wait until she was 50" to become a grandmother-a role she lovingly embraced! Frustrated that the commute from Cleveland limited her 'grandma time,' she moved to Wooster in 1985 while continuing to commute daily to work for another seven years before she retired. She willingly choose to spend her free time with her family, baby-sit her grandkids, join them on family vacations or watch her grandchildren compete at sporting events around the country. She had no greater joy than to celebrate and be escorted down the aisle atthe weddings of each of her married grandchildren! Jean attended Grace Church in Wooster, was a member of Red Hat, and was a long-time volunteer at both the Wooster Community Hospital Auxiliary and Hospice. She loved her miniature dachshund Magoo, playing the piano, dominoes, bingo at the Knights of Columbus, and solving her daily crossword puzzle. She often said that "she had lived a full life and did not want or wish for anything more and that she was ready to be reunited with her daughter Lynne,"

Surviving and sadly missing her joyous spirit, friendly smile and generous and loving support are a daughter Lana (Jim) Gesler of Wooster; a son-in-law David McClure of Lilburn, Georgia; grandchildren Ryan (Shelley) Gesler, Jaimie (Rob) Tangen, Rob (Leah) Gesler, Buck (Shelby) McClure, Molly (Michael) Hill, Caitlin (Emily Sealy) McClure; great-grandchildren Wendell and William Gesler and Ramona and James Tangen; and close friend Drummer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Lynne McClure and sisters Jody and June Show.

There will be no calling hours and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the home of Lana and Jim Gesler, 1400 Hunt Club Drive, Wooster, OH 44691.

Mcintire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Those who wish to make memorial contributions may do so to Camp Sonrise Mountain, 490 Caney Valley Rd., Markleysburg, PA 15459, or to a charity of their choice.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Memorial Contributions: 

Camp Sonrise Mountain, 490 Caney Valley Rd., Markleysburg, PA 15459 or to a charity of their choice


No calling hours


Memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the home of Lana and Jim Gesler, 1400 Hunt Club Dr., Wooster, OH 44691


Lana, you know how much I enjoyed your mother. We always enjoyed fun conversations! Sending my sincere sympathy to your fanily. How lucky the grandchildren were to have her in their lives. I will miss her.

Lana, My heart goes out to you.You we’re a loving daughter and helped your mom enjoy life to the end. My sympathies to you and your family and all who cherished her.
With a hug,

Marie and I loved your mom. We had a lot of fun playing dominos with her and Bob in Florida. Such a sweet lady. We will miss her sense of humor and smile. We are glad we saw her 2 weeks ago at the car show in Brunswick. Marie and your mom sat and talked for a couple of hours together...

Lana, Jim and family
It is with much sadness to read about the passing of your mother.
God Bless to all of you.

So sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. You were fortunate to be able to enjoy her company and your children were very lucky to get to know and love her. Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family at this time.

Sorry to hear about the passing of your mother our sympathy is with the family. L.J. and Glenna Savage

Lana We Are So Very Sorry For Your Loss ,Your Mom Was A Very ,Sweet ,Wonderful Person , I Always Enjoyed Spending Time With Her ,She Always Made My Birthday So Special We Always had a great time at Applebees ,she will always be missed very much ,You Are In Our Thoughts And Prayers

Lana , We Are So Sorry For Your Loss Your Mom Was A Very Sweet , Wonderful Person , I Always enjoyed spending time with her , Especially My Birthday at Applebee's she was so much fun & made my birthday special every year & I will Always Remember going to baseball game ,Our thoughts & prayers Are with you & the rest of the family ,she Loved her kids & grandkids very much he

Our hearts go out to you and your family. You certainly inherited your mom's beautiful eyes and smile, Lana, as well as her joyous spirit, loving support of family and friends, and zest for volunteerism, among many, many other wonderful qualities. How wonderful that her spirit lives on in the friendliness and warmth of her family. Mike and Peg

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