Peggy L. Drook, 73

Peggy L. Drook, 73, of Wabash, passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at her residence.  She was born in Marion on Aug. 7, 1946, to the late Alva & Verda (Hiatt) Manning. 

Peggy was a 1964 graduate of Southwood High School.  She married John H. Drook on Jan. 31, 1964; he passed away on Dec. 16, 2004. 

Peggy worked as a pharmacy technician at the Wabash County Hospital and Walgreens in Wabash.  She also worked as a homemaker taking care of her family.  Peggy was a member of St. Matthews United Church of Christ.  She was active with the Policeman's wives’ group. 

Peggy was an avid Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears and Purdue Boilermakers fan. Peggy lived for taking care and being with her family. She greatly enjoyed following her grandchildren's, Tyler and Bryce, baseball games. 

Peggy is survived by one son, Andrew (Paula) Drook, of Marietta, Ga.; one daughter, Deann (Todd) Hill, of Wabash; grandchildren, Tyler (Jenna) Drook of Wabash, Paige Hill of Wabash, Bryce Hill of Wabash, Marin (Caleb) Coffman of Sedalia, Colo., John Drook, Jerald Drook and Jacob Drook, all of Marietta, Ga.; one great-grandchild, Pryor Drook, of Wabash; brother, Danny (Edna) Manning, of Wabash; sisters, Sally Cruzen of Fort Worth, Texas and Connie Smith, of Lagro; her cairn terrier and constant companion, Wrigley.  She was preceded in death by her husband; brother, Donald " Skip" Manning; and sister, Bonnie Tucker.

Funeral services were on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020 at McDonald Funeral Home, Wabash, with Pastor Richard Olson officiating.  Burial followed at St. Peters Cemetery in Urbana. 

Visitation for family and friends was on Jan. 28, 2020 at the funeral home. 

Preferred memorials are to the Wabash County Animal Shelter, Inc., 810 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992. 

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Posted on 2020 Jan 29