Drew, Gerri

Geraldine “Gerri” Kay Drew

December 1, 1946 - October 13, 2020

Geraldine “Gerri” Kay (Eibs) Drew of McKinney, Texas passed away on October 13, 2020 at the age of 73. She was born on December 1, 1946 to Harold Eibs and Esther (Thursby) Eibs in Marshalltown, Iowa. Gerri grew up in Marshalltown and graduated from Marshalltown Senior High School in 1965. She married Charles Perren Drew on September 5, 1965 in Marshalltown and they moved to Texas. Gerri loved sewing and painting. She also loved cats and was involved with Cat Rescue. Most of all, she loved spending time with her kids and grandkids. Gerri was a member of  St. Peters Episcopal Church in McKinney, Texas.

Gerri is survived by her husband, Charles “Chuck” Drew of McKinney, Texas; children, Aaron Drew of Beaumont, Texas, Kimberly Ann Shirk and husband, Donny of Highland Village, Texas and Gretchen Rhea Drew of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, Johnathan Shirk, Christopher Shirk and Quinlen Drew; sisters, Karen Kurth of Ankeny, Iowa and DeeDee Long and husband, Vern of State Center, Iowa and several nieces and nephews and a host of other loving family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Esther Eibs and her sister, Jeanne Eibs Barbour.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 6, 2020 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 400 N. College St., McKinney, Texas 75069. Only a limited number of guests will be allowed to attend the Memorial Service. Please contact Kim Shirk or Gretchen Drew if you would like to attend. 

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Dear Chuck, I am so sorry to hear of Gerrie’s passing. I’m so glad she is out of pain. I know you and your family will miss her terribly. May the memories in your heart help you to deal with daily issues. I love you, my friend Linda Sullivan Linda Sullivan, October 21, 2020 The Drew family took me in as a stray in 1979. All these years I have joked that I "adopted" Gerri & Chuck. Gerri's gift was that she made me know what it felt like to be cherished as a daughter. No one has ever been kinder. Teresa, October 16, 2020 Thankful for the family memories shared. Thoughts sent your way. Jessica Urbano Mccranie, October 15, 2020 Thinking of you all as you morn the loss of Gerri. I always enjoyed being around her. She had a fun personality. Peace of the Lord be with you today and always. Love,
Leah & John Phillips, October 15, 2020 Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Hunt Street families and memories are forever lasting. Wishing you comfort in the days to come. God Bless you Sandra and Leahmon Bryant, October 15, 2020 Chuck and family, We are so very sorry about Gerri's passing away. I know she will be missed by you all. Please know that you are in our prayers. Meredith and Terry Terry and Meredith Elledge, October 14, 2020 We express our sympathy to Chuck and the family, may each of you know that you are in our hearts and prayers. Mullins, Herman & Bobbie, October 14, 2020 Gretchen, We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother! We love you, and we are here for you, if there is anything, we can do, please let us know! Our prayers are with you, at this sad time! Ronnie and Patricia Settle Ronnie & Patricia Settle, October 14, 2020