Both articles were copied from the original newspaper by E. Rowley, Researcher

The Goldendale Sentinel - February 19, 1942

Last Rites For I. J. Drury Held Here On Tuesday

"Funeral services were held here Tuesday afternoon for Isaac Johnson (Dad) Drury, 75, who died at his home here Saturday following a heart attack. Mr. Drury was the owner of the Home Auto Camp and had made his home in Klickitat county since 1910.

He was born in Bethany, Missouri on March 22, 1866 and came to Klickitat county in February, 1910. He settled in the Indian Springs area near Goldendale, where he made his home until 1925.

In that year Mr. and Mrs. Drury moved to Goldendale where since that date he has operated the Home Auto Camp. In the past few years he has been assisted in the operation of this business by his son, Everett Drury.

Mr. Drury is survived by his widow, Jessie Eleanor; four sons, Everett and John, both of Goldendale, Cecil Drury, of Toppenish, and Monroe Drury of Turner, Ore.; four daughters, Mrs. H.A. Rude, of Maryhill, Mrs. Helen Wright, of Omak, Wash., Mrs. Jessie Wandal, of Toppenish, and Mrs. Hester Donofreo, of Seattle. Sixteen grandsons and 13 granddaughters also survive.

Mr. Drury was stricken by a heart attack Feb. 5 and died at his home Feb. 14. Until his fatal illness Mr. Drury had taken an active part in the operation of his business.

Funeral services for Mr. Drury were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. from the Phillips chapel. The Rev. P. Glenn Garner, pastor of the Baptist church, conducted the services. Interment followed in the I.O.O.F. cemetery."


"Isaac Johnson Drury, was born near Bethany, Harrison county, Missouri, on March 22, 1866, and passed away at his home in Goldendale, Washington, Saturday, February 14, 1942, at the age of 75 years, 10 months and 22 days. Death was caused by a heart attack.

On August 7, 1890, he was united in marriage to Miss Jessie Eleanor Johnson, in Bethany Missouri. To this union eleven children were born, eight of whom survive him.

In February, 1910, Mr. Drury moved to Klickitat county with his family, where he has since made his home. Mr. Drury and his family settle in the Indian Springs area, near Goldendale, where he lived until 1925, when he moved to Goldendale. He has since operated the I. J. Drury Home Auto Camp.

He leaves to mourn his loss the widow, Jessie, four sons, John and Everett, both of Goldendale; Cecil of Toppenish, and Monroe, of Turner, Ore., four daughters, Mrs. H.A. Rude, of Maryhill, Mrs. Helen Wright, of Omak, Washington, Mrs. Jessie Wandall, of Toppenish and Mrs. Hester Donofrio, of Seattle, Washington. Sixteen grandsons and 13 granddaughters also survive.

Known to his many friends as "Dad," Mr. Drury took an active interest in the affairs of his community. Under his direction numerous improvements were made on the Home Auto Camp property, which he managed until his final illness.

Always cheerful and optimistic, Mr. Drury had many devoted friends both in this community and in Missouri."

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