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Ella Marie Drumright

Graveside services for Ella Marie Drumright, 94, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at Hope’s Rest Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mrs. Drumright passed away at 2:15 p.m., Thursday, August 12, 2021, at West Vue Nursing Center.


She was born September 16, 1926, at South Fork, Missouri, to John Edmon (Edd) Callahan and Alpha Easley Callahan.  On December 5, 1947, she was married at West Plains, to Jesse Earl Drumright, who preceded her in death on April 9, 2018.  Ella was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, aunt, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She was a wonderful homemaker and loved gardening.  Ella was a hard worker; she worked for many years at International Shoe Factory.  Mrs. Drumright was a much loved member of Hope’s Rest Primitive Baptist Church.


She is survived by four children, Janice DeBoard, Gorden Drumright and wife, Lois, Frank Drumright and wife, Rita and Steven Drumright and wife, Vicki; twelve grandchildren, Craig Drumright and wife, Julie, Kelli DeBoard, Meggan Richardson and husband, Lance, Jessica Adams and husband, Bobby, Hayden Drumright and wife, Audrey, Dalton Drumright and wife, Chandal, Lizabeth Huntley and husband, Chris, Ronnie Drumright, Floyd Drumright, Barbara McIntosh and husband, Tre, David Drumright and Chris Drumright and wife, Kasey; many beloved great-grandchildren; two sisters, Genevieve Gentry and Lea Langston and husband, Jim; and many nieces and nephews.


Her parents, husband, one grandson, Jason DeBoard, son-in-law, Gary DeBoard, six brothers, Omer, Earl, Jack, Hayden, Winfred, and Donnie Callahan and two sisters, Agnes Hunt and Dona Hall, preceded her in death.


Mrs. Drumright will lie in state from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m., Monday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope’s Rest Cemetery and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775. Online condolences may be expressed at