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Marsha Kay Dragoo

February 1, 1959 ~ January 14, 2022 (age 62)

Obituary

On Friday evening, January 14th, 2022, Marsha Kay Dragoo passed peacefully into heavenly paradise holding the hands of her loving family following a brief illness.

Marsha was born in Muncie, Indiana on February 1st, 1959, to the late Dale and Penelope Kay Chism. Along with Marsha, the Chism clan included brothers, Roger and Carl, and sister, Sandy. Marsha’s happiest childhood days were filled bike riding on her banana seat through Shideler, bickering with her brothers, and summer road trips to camp and reconnect with family in Arkansas. As a teenager, Marsha’s family relocated to rural Albany, residing in the family home built by her father. Marsha waitressed at St. Clair’s in Albany after spending her student days as a Delta Eagle. Her high school sweetheart and future husband, Ed, would often meet Marsha at the end of her shifts and drive her home. Marsha graduated from Delta in 1977, marrying Edward Dragoo on June 11th of that same year.

As newlyweds, the couple lived in Albany before moving into their forever home in Fairview. Marsha and Ed welcomed their first daughter, Jamie, in the winter of 1982 and their second daughter, Tara, in the fall of 1985. Marsha wholeheartedly devoted her life to being a loving wife and mother. Marsha was ever present in the activities of her daughters. When she wasn’t volunteering at their school or planning family state park trips, Marsha could be found in the stands proudly supporting her cheerleader and softball player. Marsha’s happiness as a mother only grew when she became a nana to her grandson, Zach, and granddaughter, Kaylynn. Spoiling became her focus, and Marsha insisted on giving the most fun holiday gifts, sneaking junk food snacks, and playing with everything from Barbies to Hot Wheels.

Marsha was a genuinely kind and generous person, always helping those in need, inheriting that quality from her mother. Marsha can best be remembered for her love of binge watching The Golden Girls with her daughters and gameshows and sports with her husband, Ed. Saturday morning garage sales, playing dice and board games, and reading trashy romance novels were a few of Marsha’s favorite pastimes. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially gardening, camping, and fishing with her family. Additionally, Marsha was employed at Indiana Glass, Curtis’, and Rivar’s at various times to help support her family.

Marsha is survived by her loving husband of nearly 45 years, Edward Dragoo; daughters, Jamie (Jason Nolley) Dragoo and Tara Dragoo; grandchildren, Zachary Carter and Kaylynn Nolley; sister, Sandy (Jake) Johnson; brothers, Roger (Vicky) Chism and Carl (Lechelle) Chism; niece, Teaessa (Scott) Chism Okino and their daughter, Sierra; nephew, Michael Lee Smith and his son, Damien; along with many cousins and close friends

Preceding Marsha in death were her beloved parents, Dale and Kay Chism; sister-in-law, Jane Dragoo; and special family friend, Phil Buck; along with many cherished extended family members

As Marsha’s daughters write their mom’s obituary, they would like to include a heartfelt thank you to the staff of the emergency room and ICU at IU Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, the Randolph and Delaware County emergency services, and Meacham Funeral Service for their compassion and care. 

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at Meacham Funeral Service with burial following at Black Cemetery.

Visiting hours are Wednesday from 12 until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family for a college fund that will be established for Marsha’s grandchildren.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
January 19, 2022

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Meacham Funeral Service
648 W State St
Albany, IN 47320

Funeral Service
Wednesday
January 19, 2022

2:00 PM
Meacham Funeral Service
648 W State St
Albany, IN 47320

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