Esther Maxine Drum


Esther Maxine Drum, 92, of West York, died Jan. 11, 2021, at Cotillion Ridge in Robinson. She was born Dec. 7, 1928, in Melrose Township, the daughter of Roscoe & Goldie (Clements) Cornwell, both of whom preceded her in death. She married Morris Edison Drum on March 11, 1950, and he preceded her in death on July 9, 1994. She was also preceded in death by her sons, Barnett Drum and Roger Drum; by her brothers, Rector Ray “Rex” Cornwell, Daniel “Junior” Cornwell, and Carroll Cornwell; and by her sisters, Barbara Nadine Galey, Vivian Iola Thompson, Eva Dale Heleine, Clema Rosalie Stephens, Clara Belle Bartram, and Elizabeth Ann Cornwell (in infancy). She is survived by her children & their spouses, Theresa & Jim Monk (West Union), Morris Dee & Connie Drum (Casey), Mark Drum (West Union), Marsha & Bob Pettigrew (West Union), and Mitch & Beth Drum (Hutsonville); by 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; by her brother & sister-in-law, Larry & Bea Cornwell (Marshall); as well as a host of nieces and nephews. Due to the increased public safety measures being enforced by the State of Illinois, funeral services will be private. However, a live stream of her service will be available to the public starting at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15th. This can be viewed on Goodwine Funeral Homes’ Facebook page or by going to Esther will be laid to rest in the Harrison Cemetery. To help pay for the cemetery’s upkeep, memorial donations may be made to “Harrison Cemetery”. Checks may be mailed to: Goodwine Funeral Homes, 303 E Main St., Robinson, IL 62454. The Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit