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Fern Irene (Miller) Drury
January 27, 1923 ~ July 27, 2020 (age 97)
Obituary & Services
Fern Drury, 97,, passed away peacefully on July 27, 2020, at Chosen
Valley Care Center in Chatfield. She had been a resident there since
She was born Fern Irene Miller on January 27, 1923 in Franklin County
Iowa to Ira and Mabel (Patton) Miller. She graduated from Hampton (Iowa) High
School and Hamilton School of Commerce in Mason City, Iowa.
On August 31, 1943 she married Lyle Bartell in Mason City Iowa. They
were later divorced. She married Daryl Huntington on April 10, 1946 in
Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Daryl died on October 9, 1971. On October 7, 1978,
she married Reuben Drury at the Root Prairie Lutheran Church in rural
Fountain, Minnesota. He died April 1, 1989.
Fern worked at Dairy and Farm in Preston for many years.
She was a very active member of the Fountain Lutheran Church, Fountain
WELCA, Mary Circle, and Fountain Senior Citizens. She was also a
lifetime member of the Fillmore County Historical Society. She was
also a longtime member of the Rochester Chapter of the Daughters of
the American Revolution and the Fountain Legion Auxiliary. She
enjoyed reading, playing cards, bible study, and spent many hours
driving friends to their appointments and other functions.
She is survived by three sons, Gary (Mary Lee) Huntington of Buhl,
Idaho, Robert (Carol) and William (Linda) Huntington of Chatfield and
her stepson David Drury of Fountain, brother Dean Miller of Hampton, Iowa
and brother-in-law R.Peter Hansen of Phoenix, AZ, 20 great grandchildren
and 2 step great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents,
husbands and her sons Wayne Bartell of Minneapolis, MN and Donald (Sharon) of
Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Also by her sister Doris Hansen of Phoenix and
brothers Charles and Howard Miller of Sun City, Arizona.
A family gathering is planned at a later date. To share a memory or condolence with