ULYSSES – Gwendolyn May (Peggy) Drennon, 94, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at The Legacy at Park View in Ulysses, Kan.
She was born May 16, 1919, the daughter of Glenn and May (Carter) Jarvis, in Trousdale, Kan.
She married Keith S. Schwein on March 25, 1937, in Ulysses. He preceded her in death in 1975.
She married Luther Drennon on July 21, 1979. He preceded her in death in 1996.
She attended School District No. 3 and Grant County Rural High School, graduating in 1936.
She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. She served on the Methodist Church Board, taught Sunday School and was a longtime Chancel Choir member. She was a Cub Scout Den Mother and 4-H leader for many years. She was one of the first Gray Lady Red Cross volunteers at Western Prairie Care Home. She was a 76-year member of Grant County Extension, having served as a board member. She was a 63-year member of Eastern Star where she served as Worthy Matron and was a member of the Past-Matrons Club. In 2001, she was honored as Grant County Pioneer of the Year.
She loved her Lord and her church. She loved her family and big family gatherings. She was a vocalist, an artist, an excellent cook, the perfect farm wife and grandmother. She was an avid gardener, both flower and vegetables, and could identify all local wildflowers. She was quite a character with a wonderful laugh and beautiful smile.
She is survived by one son, Gene Schwein and wife, Lynn; daughter, Robinette and husband, David Graber; daughter-in-law, RueNell Ford; brother-in-law, Ed Lewis, all of Ulysses; six grandchildren, Melissa DuPree, Hutchinson, Melanie Barton, Atlanta, G.a., Eric Schwein, Wamego, Shawn Schwein, Ulysses, Brooke Grigg, McCook, Neb., and Cody Graber, Ulysses; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother; and two sons, Galen Kent Schwein and David Keith Schwein.
• Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ulysses, with Father Dale Lumley presiding.
Burial will follow at the Ulysses Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses.
Memorials are suggested to the St. John’s Episcopal Church or Historic Adobe Museum, both in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880.