Frances "Joanne" J. Drury

10/21/1926 - 06/29/2024


Obituary For Frances "Joanne" J. Drury

Harrod, OH
Frances "Joanne" J. Drury, age 97, passed away on June 29, 2024, at 5:29 am, at the Meadows of Ottawa. Joanne was born on October 21, 1926, in Lima, OH, to the late Adrian E. and Ella F. (Leedy) Parlett. On December 14, 1946, she married Richard "Bill" Drury who preceded her in death on February 2, 1998.
Joanne is survived by her children: Janice (Mike) Horstman of Pandora, OH, Peggy (Greg) Kruger of Whitefish, MT, Jerry (Janine) Drury of Winfield, AL, William "Bill" (Shahin) Drury of San Clemente, CA and James (Jackie) Drury of Lima, OH, 16 grandchildren: Amy (Kenn) Harwood, Diana Phillips, Marc Emerick, Brian (Kim) Emerick, Lisa (Mike) Newland, Lynnette Garver, Leann (Scott) Brumberg, Kevin (Mindy) Kruger, Michelle Drury, Nathan (Susan) Drury, Chris Drury, Travis (Katie) Drury, Selena Drury, Tabitha (Jacob) Hager, Travis (Sarah) Drury and Trisha (Alex) Emery, 20 great grandchildren and, 2 great great grandchildren, 9 step-grandchildren and 13 step-great grandchildren and 4 step-great great grandchildren, a son in-law, Joe Gillespie of Panama City Beach, FL and a sister in-law, Gloria Parlett of Lima, OH. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Gillespie, a brother, William "Rudy" E. Parlett and a sister, Mary Belle Spencer.
Joanne attended the Harrod High School. She took great pride in being a wife and taking care of the home while she raised 6 children. Joanne was a former member of the Harrod Women's Civic Club, Bluffton Senior Citizen's Center and was currently attending Union Chapel Missionary Church. She enjoyed playing Bingo, cards, fishing and the backyard family cookouts. She also loved traveling with her family on trips and cruises and she loved the Friday night dances at Lincoln Park. She was always ready for adventure wherever it took her.
There will be a funeral service held on Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 2:00 pm at the CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, EASTSIDE CHAPEL. Officiating the service will be Rev. Allen Sudmann. Burial will be in Bluelick Cemetery following the service.
Friends may visit on Wednesday from 12 noon until 2:00 pm at the EASTSIDE CHAPEL. Memorial contributions may be made to LifeWise-Allen East.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at


3 Jul


12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Chiles-Laman Funeral Home - Eastside Chapel 828 Bellefontaine Avenue Lima, OH 45801 Get Directions »
3 Jul

Funeral Service

02:00 PM

Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services - Eastside Chapel 828 Bellefontaine Avenue Lima, OH 45801 Get Directions »
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  • 07/03/2024

    With condolences and deepest sympathy to Bill, and the entire Drury family. I will always remember Mrs Joanne Drury' smile, warmth, kind and friendly manner. I was inspired by her love for reading, travel, exploring new places a visiting her large great family even at old ages. What a wonderful full life she lived. Raising six great children and leaving an amazing legacy of many grandchildren and great grandchildren, and to be blessed to see two of her great great grandchildren! Bless her sole. Mahnaz and Kamran.

  • 07/02/2024

    My deepest sympathy goes out to all of Aunt Joanne's family. Some of my fondest memories as a child was going to Harrod to visit . I learned how to ride a bike, homemade ice cream was the best, and not to mention sliding down those stairs. Love and prayers for all. Mary Elizabeth

  • 07/01/2024

    Grandma was a wonderful lady. We really enjoyed talking with her at church and when we was at small group at peg and Greg's home. I am so thankful that I was able to finish up the quilt that her mother had made. That Grandma got to sleep under some thing that grandma's mother had made many years before. Grandma was such a blessing to us all. David and I are so sorry for your loss. David and Nancy rea

  • 07/01/2024

    The staff of Putnam County Hospice sends our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will keep Frances and all her family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.

  • 06/30/2024

    We've been blessed to have Joanne as our friend. Her warmth, wit, and strength have encouraged us many times. May her family feel God's Presence in the days to come. Our deepest condolences. Joyce & Brad Buetner

  • 06/30/2024

    Joanne was a neighbor for many years and a very nice person. Always nice to see her. Condolences to the family.


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    Sondra Huff planted 5 trees in memory of Frances "Joanne" J. Drury . - 07/02/2024

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    Sondra Huff planted 5 trees in memory of Frances "Joanne" J. Drury . - 07/01/2024

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