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R. Paul Drummond

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Dr. R. Paul Drummond, 60, of New Franklin, Mo., entered into eternal rest Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer.


A Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, in Paul H. Linn Memorial United Methodist Church on the campus of Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo. A reception will follow in the Dealy Room of the CMU Student and Community Center.


Paul is survived by his father, Robert Drummond, of Midland, Texas; dear wife, Suzanne, of the home; three children: son, Michael Drummond, and his wife, Jennifer, of Midland, Texas; stepson, Greg Zimmermann, of Maryland Heights, Mo.; and stepdaughter, Catherine Kalinich, and her husband, Jim, of Florissant, Mo. Also surviving Paul are his sister, Meredeth Drummond-Cox, and husband, Weldon, of Weatherford, Texas; brother, Bill Drummond, and wife, Lisa, of Durham, N.C.; and four grandchildren: Madigan and Macie Drummond, Austin Boulch and Jackson Berliner. His mother, Nelle Drummond, preceded him in death.


Paul graduated from Midland High School in Midland, Texas; received the Bachelor of Arts degree from North Texas State University in 1972; was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps in 1975; received the Master of Music degree from Eastern New Mexico University in 1979; and the Doctor of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado in 1986. He believed that his education continued through his students over 30-plus years of teaching.


Paul will be missed by his loving family, friends, colleagues and all whose lives he touched.