Lois Cox Drum

March 17, 1927 - June 12, 2022

03/17/1927 - 06/12/2022

Past Services

Saturday June 18, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
First Christian Church-Wheeling
Wheeling, WV 26003
Saturday June 18, 2022
12:00 pm
First Christian Church-Wheeling
Wheeling, WV 26003

Lois Cox Drum, 95, of Spartanburg, SC formerly of Wheeling, WV, passed away Sunday June 12, 2022.
She was born March 17, 1927 to the late James and Olive (Crouch) Cox in Wellsburg, WV.
Lois was a former employee of Bethany College where she worked as an accountant. She was a Disciple of Christ by faith, and member of Wheeling First Christian Church (DOC) where she sang in the choir and served on various committees. She was also an active member of the musical communities of both Bethany and Wheeling, having served as a soloist at the First Presbyterian Church for fifteen (15) years and a thirteen (13) year member of a quartet for the High Holy Days at Eoff Street Temple (Temple Shalom). Lois was also a past president of the Thursday Music Club and past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Bethany Chapter #64.
In addition to her parents, Lois is preceded in death by her beloved husband, James D. Drum and her sister, Evelyn Cox Nolte.
Left to cherish her memory and celebrate her life is her devoted son, Dr. David J. V. (Michelle) Drum of Campobello, SC.
Friends and family will gather Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 10:00am until 12:00 noon at Wheeling First Christian Church 1343 National Road Wheeling, WV funeral service will follow with Rev. Kenny Hardway officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Nature Conservancy, Valley Hospice and/or WV Alzheimer’s Association by visiting www.TMCFunding.com.
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Sue Postlewait
1 year ago

Lois and Jim were an inspiration in my life. Our church was a better place because of them. Jim kept me on my toes when I was a Sunday School teacher. Lois had a heart of gold and because of her concern for each member of the congregation she became our Mother Shepherd. Each Sunday Lois would talk to as many as she had time about their lives and family members. When Lois moved from Wheeling, she was greatly missed. Now she is singing first soprano in God’s choir.

1 year ago

Lois or Mother Sheperd, as we called her, was such a wonderful role model for me and I’m sure for many in our church both living and those who have preceded her to heaven. She and Jim will always live in my heart. I regret that I will be out of town the day of the funeral but send my condolences to David.

Jan Kinser
1 year ago

Such a wonderful woman. She always made me smile!