Jane A. Drumm
September 12, 1926-June 2, 2021
Jane Ann Gray Drumm passed away on 6/2/21, at age 94. She was a loving sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed 60 years of marriage to her sweetheart, James Drumm. Together they managed the family business, Gray Heating and Air Conditioning. They loved the lake life and spent countless nights watching freighters coast by. Jane was always ready for a swim, even early in the season when the water was still chilly. They had two sons, David Drumm and Clifton Drumm. Dave preceded her in death and had worked with her at Gray Heating. Clif works as an engineer. She is also survived by two daughters-in-law: Judy Drumm who also worked at Gray Heating and cared for Jane at the end of her life, and Dawn Drumm who works as a family practice doctor. They were blessed with 7 grandchildren: Jennifer Johnson, Katie Welch, Bryce Drumm (preceded her in death), Robert Drumm, Amy Drumm, Hannah Drumm, and Nathan Drumm; and 4 great grandchildren: Megan Welch, Kendra Welch, Audrey Johnson and William Johnson. Jane is also survived by her brother, Jerry Gray (Mary K), who shared her love for Lake Erie. Her brother Jack Gray preceded her in death.
Jane cherished time with her family. She loved to hold her grandchildren/great-grandchildren as infants and supported them throughout their lives. She was often willing to give in and be silly with her family. She cared for Amy while her mom was delivering Hannah and gave her butter to eat from the tub at Amy’s request. Her family shares her love in playing together in the water, especially swimming or kayaking when they get the chance. She was very involved with her family. She so loved spending time with her family and cried when they would leave for home.
Jane is a 1944 graduate of Monroe High School. She furthered her education at the University of Michigan, where she majored in Business. She has forever cherished the memories she made at the University of Michigan, often wearing the Maize and Blue. Throughout her life, she was a member of the Monroe Garden Club, Bridge Club and was passionate about gardening, flower arranging, oil painting and playing bridge/rummy. She passed down many of these passions to her family. She is a life-long member of the St. Paul’s Methodist Church and served in many capacities, including as Treasurer of the Board and teaching Sunday school.
Viewing is Saturday, 6/5/21 at 9:30 a.m. The funeral will be immediately following at 11:00 a.m., both at St. Paul’s Methodist Church. The service will be live streamed on St. Paul's Facebook Live.
Donations may be made to St. Paul Methodist church.
Online Condolences to the family may be made through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com