Monday, October 1, 2012

Maurice Drudge 1920-1986

Maurice Drudge was born in Claypool, Indiana on November 13, 1920 the son of Floyd and Edith Carnes Drudge and passed away in the Pulaski County Hospital in Waynesville on June 12, 1986.  He had attained the age of 65 years.

He was united in marriage to Miloa Ault in 1953.  They moved to Crocker from Warsaw, Indiana in 1969 and lived in Crocker until 1979.  They moved back to Warsaw, Indiana and back to Crocker in 1984.

He is survived by his wife Miloa of the home, 1 daughter and son-in-law, Jane Ann and Philip Grady of Indianapolis, Indiana, 4 sisters, Bonnie Drudge of North Africa, Geraldine Vetor of Warsaw, Indiana, Ruth Alice Cox of Hunting, Indiana and Martha Johnson of Oklahoma City, 1 brother, Raymond Drudge of Wabash, Indiana, 1 grandson and 3 granddaughters with other relatives and friends.

Maurice was in the Army as specialty military policeman, Tunisian campaign.  He had several decorations, service medals and citations which include the bronze star and EAME theater ribbon.  He was honorable discharged from military service in 1944.  He was a member of the Waynesville Chapter of the DAV and enjoyed his horses.  He accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and was baptized in 1940 and will be sadly misses by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held in the Long Funeral Home in Crocker on Sunday, June 15, 1986 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. David McMullin officiating.  Burial was in the Crocker Memorial Park Cemetery.  Gladys Schneider was the organist and serving as his pallbearers were Bill Newman, Jesse Peterson, Warren Crews, Bill Walters, and Daniel and Jack Overby.

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