On August 30, 1918, Marie Draemel was born in Superior Township, McPherson, County, Inman, KS, to Jacob and Marie Toews Loepp. Marie died April 16, 2014 in Salina, KS.
Marie grew up on a farm, went to Welcome Grade School #122, graduated through the McPherson Rural School system, and graduated from Buhler Rural High School. With her fathers approval, she attended Bethel College, North Newton, KS and graduated in 1941.
May 15, 1932, Marie was baptized backwards by Rev. John Esau in a flowing stream (creek) and became a member of the Zoar Mennonite Church, KMB member, Inman, KS. Her membership was transferred to St. Pauls Episcopal Church, KC, MO, just before she was married to Harry Richard Draemel. When they came to Salina the membership was transferred to Christ Cathedral Episcopal Church, Salina, KS.
Marie graduated from the Bethel Deaconess Hospital Nurses training, Newton, KS, in 1945. Then she worked at Asbury Hospital during the night hours. After post graduate training in OB, GYN, and New Born Nursery at the Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital, Jersey City, N.J., she worked at KU Medical Center, KC, KS for 10 years.
Marie was married to Harry Richard Draemel June 6, 1949 at St. Pauls Episcopal Church, KC, MO, by Dr. Richard Trelease. They adopted two children; Ian Richard Draemel and Marie Catherine Draemel.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dr. Harry Richard; a daughter, Marie Catherine Draemel; brothers, Henry, David, Reuben, and Baby Boy Loepp; and sisters, Martha White and Anna Plett.
Survivors include -
Son: Ian and wife, Mary Draemel
Six grandchildren: Becky, Ann, Michael, Amy (Mike) Weber, Elizabeth and Valerie
3 great grandchildren: Hannah Draemel, Haley Weber and Xavier Weber
Brother: Menno Loepp
4 sisters: Esther Willems, Leona Koslowsky, Helen Faul and Velma Schroeder
Memorial services will be at 11:00 am Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Christ Cathedral Episcopal Church, Salina.
Inurnment will be in the Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina.
Memorials are suggested to the Salina Food Bank or the Salvation Army.
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