Katherine "Kae" Drumheller Obituary

Kae Drumheller
Katherine "Kae" Drumheller

July 11, 1923 - June 22, 2013
Born in North Wildwood, NJ
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Katherine "Kae" (Braidwood) Drumheller, 89, passed from this life on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ with burial following at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.

Kae was born on July 11, 1923, in North Wildwood, NJ, the youngest of seven children to Victor and Minnie (Baake) Braidwood. She was a graduate of Douglass College at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. In 1967, Kae moved from Rochester, NY to Des Moines, IA. Katherine received her Master's Degree in Business Administration from Drake University in Des Moines, IA. She retired from Audit Services with Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Kae had volunteered at Living History Farms, Friendship Force and at Planned Parenthood Book Sales in Des Moines. She was a member of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ and of Pilgrims' United Church of Christ in Fruitland Park, FL, where she wintered at Hawthorne at Leesburg in Leesburg, FL. Kae had enjoyed traveling, volunteering, reading and genealogy.

She is survived and lovingly remembered by her daughter, Susan D. (Ken) Snow of Plymouth, MN; two sons, Mark (Ellen) Drumheller of Urbandale and S. Craig (Ann) Drumheller of Clarksville, MD; seven grandchildren; and two nieces and a nephew. Kae was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney J. Drumheller; five brothers; a sister; and one niece and two nephews.

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m., on Tuesday evening, June 25, at Iles Funeral Homes, Westover Chapel in Des Moines.

Memorial contributions may be made in Kae Drumheller's name to Plymouth Church – Center for Spiritual Growth, 4126 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312; Living History Farms, 2600 111th Street, Urbandale, IA 50322 or Anawim Housing, 2024 Forest Avenue, Suite 101; Des Moines, IA 50311.

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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ
4126 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
2:00 PM
Resthaven Cemetery
801 19th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Wednesday, June 26, 2013


Living History Farms
2600 NW 111st Street
Urbandale, IA 50322
Anawim Housing
2024 Forest Avenue, Suite 101
Des Moines, IA US 50311