Our Story


The year was 1953. Jonas Salk discovered the Polio vaccine. Ian Fleming published the first James Bond novel. Jackie Cochran became the first woman to break the sound barrier, and Norm Crary purchased a Temperance Drug Store and gave it his name.

Your neighborhood pharmacy for 60 years, Crary Drug, an independent retail pharmacy, has been a landmark on Lewis Avenue in Monroe County. Our pharmacy has offered access to convenience items and resources for healthy daily living to generations of local families.

Continuing a Tradition of Excellence

Current owners, Tim and Audrey Kirk, carry on the tradition of the Crary family by providing fast, friendly, accurate pharmacy services. We are working hard to be your family's neighborhood pharmacy for the next 50 years. Please, stop in and say hello.


Our Staff

At Crary Drug, knowledgeable and caring pharmacists are trained to answer your prescription and health-related questions. Our store also offers competitive prices on prescriptions and other items that are backed by the latest information and counseling on the products you need to stay healthy.

Tim Kirk, R.Ph.

Tim received his pharmacy degree from the University of Toledo and worked as a pharmaceutical sales representative and pharmacy manager before owning his own business. He has been a Temperance resident since 1995. “Audrey and I enjoy being a part of this community and servicing the pharmacy and health care needs of the Temperance and surrounding area residents,” said pharmacist Tim Kirk. “We want to thank the community for their continuous support and a special thank you to our current customers!”

Codie Seymour, PharmD

Codie is a 2005 Bedford High School graduate, received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Toledo's College of Pharmacy.

A long-time resident of the Bedford community, Codie has worked with Crary Drug since 2007, and we are so proud that she has decided to continue her professional career with us.