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Kathryn Drury

Kathryn Elaine Drury, 53, formerly of Emden, a resident of El Paso Health Care facility, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, in El Paso. She had been ill for several years.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Bethel Cemetery, Emden.

Holland and Barry Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Mrs. Drury had been employed at a law firm in Washington, D.C. before her illness.

She was born Nov. 1, 1947, in Roswell, N.M., to William Mark and Sylvia Ayoub Miller. She married Leslie Drury on March 7, 1970, in Washington, D.C. He preceded her in death.

One son, Scott Drury of Washington, D.C., survives.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Maria Miller Ewers.

Mrs. Drury was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Lincoln.

She graduated from Armington High School and from Midstate College of Peoria.

Memorials may be made to the Huntington’s Disease Foundation or to Bethel Church of Emden.




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Elmer Meeker

Elmer Lincoln Meeker, 95, of Mason City died at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at his home.

His funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Mason City United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Bruce Bolin Ghitalla officiating.

Burial will be in Green Valley Cemetery, Green Valley.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City.

Meeker was a retired farmer.

He was born Feb. 12, 1906, in Minier to George and Julia Rolfs Meeker. He married Rachel Shawgo on Jan. 17, 1945, in Mason City. She died Aug. 3, 1980.

Surviving are one son, George (and wife Alice) Meeker of Mason City; three daughters, Ann Hodgson of Bloomington, Jean (and John) Aeschliman of Benson and Faye (and Earl) Bragg of Mansfield; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Sarah Johnson of Mason City and Edith Krohn of Aurora.

He was also preceded in death by one infant son, one grandson, one brother and one sister.

He was a member of Mason City United Methodist Church, where he held numerous offices. He was a charter member of the Mason-Fulton camp of Gideons International, past president of the Mason County Farm Bureau, and a member of American Angus Association and Central Illinois Angus Association.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International or the Mason City United Methodist Church.


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