Posted: Friday, June 1, 2012 4:00 pm
Yvonne Drewry passed away on May 30, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Union City.
Born Leonora Yvonne Provow on June 3 1921, in Water Valley, Ky., she was the only child of Leonard Haffard and Elsie (Woodfin) Provow. She married Walter Herman Drewry in 1938. He preceded her in death in 1997.
Yvonne is survived by her children: Pat (wife, Sandra), Shari (companion, John Mooney), John (wife, Xiajing) and Richard (wife, Naomi); and her 12 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
Mrs. Drewry was an accomplished musician who served as pianist and organist at the Fulton Cumberland Presbyterian Church, South Fulton Methodist Church, First Christian Church, Morton Memorial Methodist in Clarksville, Ind., and at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss. She played for more than 600 weddings in churches of many denominations.
Mrs. Drewry was a passionate Bible Scholar and story teller. She was active in Christian Women’s Club, a member of South Fulton Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star.
Yvonne grew up in Covington, lived in the Fulton area before moving to Clarksville, Ind., where she enjoyed a career in merchandising at Sears. She retired to Gulfport, Miss., where she volunteered as a gift shop manager at Memorial Hospital. After she moved back to South Fulton, she was referred to as “The Raggedy Ann Lady.” She frequently gave programs on the history of the dolls and their creator, Johnny Gruelle.
Scholar, story teller, needle worker, bread baker, mother, grandmother and friend to all she knew. She will be sadly missed.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Hornbeak Funeral Chapel in Fulton. Interment will follow in Eastview Cemetery in Union City.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday until the funeral hour.
Published in The Messenger 6.1.12