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Official Obituary of

Gertrude J. Drum

September 22, 1925 ~ March 4, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Gertrude Drum Obituary

Gertrude J. Drum, 97, of Harrisburg, formerly of Tower City, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2023 at the Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.

Born in Tower City, September 22, 1925, a daughter of the late Gerney and Carrie Minnich Hand. She was a graduate of the former Tower City High School.

Gert was a retired floor lady from the former Mason Wear.

She was a very active member of the Christ United Methodist Church, Tower City, where she was a member of the choir, women's group, a trustee, and was always willing to volunteer whenever it was needed.

Gert resided at Pleasant Hill Estates, Harrisburg for the past 20 years where she enjoyed doing crafts and belonged to the Red Hat Society.

In addition to her parents, Gert was preceded in death by her husband, William D. Drum, 1998; three sisters, Elizabeth Reibsane, Doris Bixler, and Evelyn Cunningham; a brother, Raymond Hand.

Surviving are her two sons, Ronald Hand and his wife Sandy, Florida, and William Drum, Tower City; one daughter, Cindy Peed and her husband Tim, Virginia; eight grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 11:00 AM from the Christ United Methodist Church, Tower City, with Pastor Annette Shutt officiating. Visitation will be from 10-11 at the church. A luncheon and time of fellowship will be held immediately after the service in the church social hall. Private burial will be held in Greenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 400 E Grand Ave, Tower City, PA 17980.

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March 11, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Christ United Methodist Church (Tower City)

Funeral Service
March 11, 2023

11:00 AM
Christ United Methodist Church (Tower City)


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