Margaret Ann Droste Jett

Margaret “Margo” Ann Droste was born in Clinton on Oct. 3, 1952, the daughter to Leo and Mary Cassady Droste. She graduated from Mt. Saint Clare Academy in 1970. Following high school, Margo worked at Nielson’s Clearing House as a secretary as her first job. She married James Harold Adams II in Clinton and divorced after 15 years. She met the love of her life, Terry Jett, and after dating for more than four years, they married Feb. 2, 2002, and resided at their home in Spokane until her passing.

Margo was an avid Red Cross blood donor, as her blood type was very rare and much needed.  She was involved in several organizations within Saint Peter Catholic Church. She was also involved in many organizations around Spokane such as Republican Woman’s Group, Cancer Patient Care, and Right to Life groups. A major part of her life was running. She completed numerous competitive runs including half marathons. Even with stage-IV cancer she ran a half-marathon in 2018. She was a professional executive administrator to a very well-known CEO of several Spokane Telecommunications companies. Margo was passionate about the art of culinary cuisine and eventually achieved her dream and received a professional Culinary Arts degree at a prestigious Hollywood, California, Culinary School.

Margo is survived by her husband, Terry Jett; a daughter, Jennifer (Trent) MacWhorter; two sons, James (Jimbo) Adams III and Justin (Jennifer) Adams; a stepdaughter, Jenica (Matthew) Jett; a stepson, Brandon Jett; and 10 brothers and sisters, Mary (William) Bloom of Waukee; Bernadette (Kevin) Kavanagh of Alabama; William Droste of Rosemount, Minnesota; Therese (James) Juneau of Gretna, Louisiana; Donald Droste of Clinton;  Patricia (Mark) McNaghten of Spokane; Judith (Barry) Buntemeyer of Goose Lake; Kathleen (Ronald) Brueher of Hauser, Idaho; Ed Droste of Clinton;  Sr. Catherine Joseph, OP (Paula) of Rome; and a sister-in-law, Cheryl Droste. In addition to many nieces, nephews, cousins, and close dear friends, Margo was grandmother to 10 beautiful grandchildren, Emma, Tanner, James, Cassady, Jayden, Jorden, Madeleine, Emily, Amelia, and August.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Leo and Mary Droste; her oldest brother, Thomas Droste; and nephews Matthew Droste and Derek Carr.

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