Robert J. Drury

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Robert J. Drury

CHILLICOTHE: Robert J. Drury, 84, of Chillicothe, died 9:45 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012 in the Ohio Veterans Home, Georgetown, Ohio.

He was born February 20, 1928, in Chillicothe, to the late Earl J. and Beatrice Mathes Drury. On November 29, 1958, he married the former Louise Chaney who died June 22, 1990.

Surviving are children, Michael J. Drury and Jodi Ann (Tim) Pierce, both of Chillicothe; grandchildren, Kevin Drury, Adam Drury and Isaiah Pierce; and a sister, Joan J. Kear, of Chillicothe. He was predeceased by a brother, Joe Drury and a sister, Jean Bach.

Bob served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and was a member of Masonic Lodge 196, Bainbridge, the Ross County Shrine Club, the Aladdin Temple Shrine of Columbus, the Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, Elks Lodge #52 and American Legion Post 62. Bob was a life member of AMVETS Post 2256, Circleville. On March 1, 1990, he retired from the Mead Corporation where he had worked for 35 years.

There will be no calling hours or funeral service. Burial will be held in Twin Township Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the WARE FUNERAL HOME.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children - Attn Donations Department -3229 Burnet Avenue - Cincinnati, OH 45229.

You may sign his online register at

Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on June 16, 2012
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