MARION — Ruth Carner Drury, 97, of Marion, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2013, at Crittenden Health and Rehabilitation Center in Marion, Kentucky.
She was born November 3, 1915, to Pearl (Vinson) and Robert Carner in Caldwell County, Kentucky, and was married to Orval Drury January 20, 1934. After 58 years of marriage, he preceded her in death on August 5, 1992. Mrs. Drury was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Lilburn Shahan; a sister, Nina Walker; a twin brother, Raymond Carner; and son-in-law, Arzie Shewmaker.
She was a homemaker and longtime member of Crooked Creek Baptist Church.
Mrs. Drury is survived by three daughters, Roberta Shewmaker, Evelyn (Harry) Fuller, and Janet (Don) Matheny, all of Marion; six grandchildren, Bill (Kelley) Shewmaker of Marion, Judy (Mark) Gargus of Owensboro, Robbie (Frank) Riley of Union, Jill (Brad) Munson of Nicholasville, Devon (Ross) Atwell of Marion, and Eric (Chrisi) Matheny of Sturgis; 12 great-grandchildren Ethan, Wyatt, and Gabriel Shewmaker, Jacob and Lucas Riley, Katie, Caroline, and Elizabeth Munson, Kailee Atwell, Joshua, Anna, and Caleb Gargus.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, January 27, 2013, at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Rev. Mike Shocklee and Rev. Wendell Ordway officiating.
Visitation will be held at Myers Funeral Home Saturday, January 26, 2013, between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m., and beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to: Mt. Zion Cemetery, c/o Farmers Bank & Trust Company, P.O. Box 151, Marion, KY; or to Gideons International.