Kathleen M. (Drawe) Perry, 67, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 5:38 p.m., Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
Kathleen was born Aug. 8, 1953, in Kirksville, Mo., to Chester Henry Drawe and Tilda Jane Lewis Drawe. She was married to Steven Ray Perry on Aug. 31, 1975, in LaGrange, Mo. He preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 2020.
Survivors include her children, Timothy Ray Perry, Palmyra; and Jennifer Jane McClain (Maurice Sr.), LaBelle, Fla.; two grandchildren, Jenna Kathleen Marie McClain and Maurice LaKeith “Reece” McClain Jr.; two brothers, Douglas Drawe (Juanita) and Steve Drawe (Cheri); and her twin sister, Cristine Purcell.
Kathleen was also preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Marcia Louise Holt.
Professionally, Kathleen worked at American Safety in Palmyra until the company closed. She later worked for Watlow Industry in Hannibal for over 30 years, from which she retired in 2019.
Kathleen enjoyed scrapbooking, gardening, sewing and oil painting. She was a wonderful cook and loved to cook meals for her family.
Kathleen was a three time cancer survivor, and she cherished the moments she could spend with her family.
Kathleen was a Lutheran by faith.
Funeral services will be at 10: a.m., Wednesday, May 26, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. Pastor Wes Gehrke will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra.
Pallbearers will be Matt Perry, Grady Perry, John Perry, Will Perry, Gregg Lyon, Maurice McClain, Sr., Maurice McClain, Jr. and Jenna McClain.
Friends and family are invited to Kathleen’s life celebration at a visitation that will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 25, at the funeral chapel.
Memorials may be made to the James E. Cary Cancer Center.
Online condolences may be shared and video tribute may be viewed at lewisbrothersfuneralchapel.com.