Margaret Drum, age 104, of Lamar, died Friday September 14, 2012 at Truman Healthcare Center.

Margaret was born August 21, 1908 at Blue Rapids, Kansas to Josiah and Lora Anna (Loofbourrrow) Blair.  She graduated High School and attended College.  She had worked for eight years as a bookkeeper for the State Auditor in Jefferson City and at various other firms.  Margaret loved music and especially the violin.  She was also an avid gardener.

Margaret is survived by one daughter, Beverly Jean "Carla" Cook; one granddaughter Cynthia Elaine Quigg of Lenexa, KS; one grandson, David Lee Quigg of Belton, MO; and five great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were two brothers, George Blair and Jack Blair; and one grandson, Troy Quigg in 1982.

A Memorial Service will be 1:00 pm Thursday, September 20, 2012 at Daniel Funeral Home with Rev. Roger McKee officiating. Burial to follow at Lake Cemetery.


#3 Christopher Wynn 2012-10-24 20:19
What an amazing women she always knew how to make everyone smile She will be missed
#2 Lamar, MOCami Colaw 2012-09-20 10:23
Margaret made an impression on me years ago and she has since then stayed in my mind as a woman to be admired and respected for who she was and all she knew. What spirit she had! I remember walking through her yard and home with her and hearing the stories about when or how this was done and just thinking, "wow...she's HOW old?" The squirrels and the nuts...just cracked me up. She will be missed. It was an honor to get to know her even for a brief time. What a lady! Here's to you, Margaret.
#1 Lamar, MissouriJanet Sitton 2012-09-18 16:13
What an amazing woman. I can't imagine my life without meeting her and to call her friend. Margaret was definitely one of a kind! She was so tough she would work in the garage on items and knew how to use the tools.She had built alot of her house herself and was proud of it and what she had accomplished. I usually visioned her as a form of Annie Oakley She would see a kitten or cat and she was NOT tough! She adopted and protected them. She had an exerciser that she used into her late 90's. Her eating habits were pretty simple. Cream of wheat for breakfast and "basic" foods other times. She appreciated veggies from the garden and even invented a stick with a cup on the end so she could walk around outside and pick up all the nuts when they fell. She would battle the squirrels for the nuts. How do you sum up 104 years? Some years were easier than others but I was blessed to go through some of those years with her.

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