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Carrol Sue Drudge

March 27, 1935 ~ February 15, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Carrol Drudge Obituary


Carrol Sue Drudge, better known by her family and friends as Sue, 87, North Manchester, Indiana, and formerly of Sebring Florida and Claypool, Indiana, joined her husband Harold in Heaven on February 15, 2023, at Peabody Health Care Center in North Manchester. The youngest of three children, Sue was born to Charles E. and Letha M. (Travis) Heckber in Ossian, Indiana, on March 27, 1935.

Two years after graduating from Ossian High School in 1953, Sue married Harold D. Drudge on August 6, 1955. During their sixty years of marriage, the two were blessed with a son, Douglas, and two daughters, Tammi and Eva Michele “Shelly” Drudge. Always thankful for the blessings that she received, Sue was faithful to the Lord. Family was always of utmost importance to her, and she wanted her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to follow in the footsteps of Christ. Sue was a member of the Bible Fellowship Church while living in Sebring, Florida, and she joined South Pleasant Church after moving back to North Manchester. She also worked at Light and Life Christian Bookstore in Warsaw for over twenty years, where her outgoing personality lent itself to talking with the store’s patrons.

During her younger years, Sue enjoyed tending to her garden, which was more like a field. She grew enough food for herself, her children, and her neighbors. She also taught other family members the process of canning and freezing what she grew. Sue delighted in helping others with her kind heart and loved to spoil her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She often invited them over for movie nights, where they made cookies or popcorn together. This brought so much joy to Sue, as it helped ensure the togetherness of her family.

The loving memory of Carrol Sue Drudge will be forever cherished by her son, Douglas (Debra) Drudge, Claypool, Indiana; daughters, Tammi Morgan and Shelly (Phil) Thomas, both of North Manchester; grandchildren, Nikki Miller, Sam (Beth) Thomas, Abby (Darr) Parker, Danielle (Robert) Niedbalski, Katie Thomas, and Jason Banter; great-grandchildren, Payton and Parker Niedbalski, Mia Parker, and Oliver and Charlotte Thomas. Carrol was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold Drudge; and brothers, Raymond and Dale Heckber.

A celebration of Sue’s life will be held February 25, 2023 at 3:00 p.m., at South Pleasant Church, 5064 West 1400 North, North Manchester, Indiana, with Pastor Duane Kline officiating. Burial will be at Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, Florida.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Carrol Sue Drudge, memorial contributions may be made to the Fellowship of Churches with Food Pantry in the memo line, 410 North Market Street, North Manchester, Indiana 46962 or the Silver Lake Food Pantry, 303 South Jefferson Street, Silver Lake, Indiana 46982.

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Celebration of Life
February 25, 2023

3:00 PM
South Pleasant Cemetery
5064 West 1400 North
North Manchester, IN 46962


North Manchester Fellowship of Churches
410 North Market Street, North Manchester IN 46962

Silver Lake Food Pantry
303 South Jefferson Street, Silver Lake IN 46982


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