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Her family includes two brothers, John L. Drew III of St. Louis, MO and Robert H. Drew of London, England; four nieces and nephews, Kirkwood Drew, Mary Randolph, Sarah Anderson Drew, and John L. Drew IV.

She graduated from high school in St. Louis and later reeived her BA degAs a professional photographer, she had an exceptional ability to capture the soul of a person in a photograph.

She has been involved in Transcendental Meditation for all of her adult life, teaching many hundreds of people in cities throughout the United Sates. She founded the first Transcendental Mediation center in St. Louis in the 1970's. She has owned and operated a number of businesses throughout her life, including Celestial Silks and The Guest House in Fairfield. she also maintained a business site on E-bay. As a professional photographer, she had an exceptional ability to capture the soul of a person in a photograph. Many knew Mary as unselfish, giving of herself to encourage entrepreneurs and leadership among those she met. She loved sharing her gifts with others. She was a generous host to many international students and a frequent contributor to the Beatbox teen center in Fairfield. One her of greatest joys came from her involvement in the Pet Partner Program. Following a training program with her dog, Mattie, they would then visit the sick, disabled and elderly in their homes, hospitals and care centers, bringing smiles to many.

Memorial donations can be made in Mary’s memory to the Fairfield Public Library @ 104 West Adams Street, Fairfield, Iowa 52556, the Beatbox teen center @ 108 N. Court Street, Fairfield, Iowa 52556, or the charity of your choice.