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Becky L. Drew, 28, of Excelsior Springs, formerly of Braymer, died Sunday, July 20, 2008, in a drowning accident at Watkins Mill State Park.
Becky was born Nov. 23, 1979 in Richmond, the daughter of Jerry Wayne Drew and Linda Aline Leschke.
Survivors include: her father and step-mother, Jerry W. and Sharon Drew of Excelsior Springs; her mother and step-father, Linda and Chris Payton of Independence; and previous step-father, Gary Cassity of Braymer; paternal grandfather, Jerry A. Drew of Braymer; paternal great-grandmother, Iola Drew of Richmond; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Bryan “Bub” Ray Drew and his wife, Kathy, of Braymer, and Dillon LeeRoy Cassity of Independence; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Ashley “Bert” Herring and her husband, Josh, of Braymer, and Kayla Drew of Independence; one niece and two nephews.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Children’s Mercy Hospital.
Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., Thursday, July 24, at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Memorial services will immediately follow the visitation at 11 a.m., at the funeral home. Inurnment will be in the Graff Cemetery, south of Braymer.
Arrangements are under the direction of Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond.