Mildred B. “Annie” Drake, 101, of Convoy, passed away at 9:50 p.m., Monday at Van Wert Manor Nursing Home.
She was born on December 11, 1918, in Mendon, Ohio, the only daughter of the late John Simon and Beatrice (Agler) Clay. On October 16, 1937, she married Blaine Drake who also preceded her in death on May 18, 2008.
Family survivors include her three children, Connie E. Drake of Van Wert, Gary B. (Marcia) Drake of Kettering, Ohio, and Steven (Catherine) Drake of Convoy; six grandchildren, Jennifer (Joshua) Finegold of Canal Winchester, Kent (Lacy) Drake of Kettering, Stephanie (Matthew) Eding of Convoy, Joseph (Bri) Drake of Van Wert, Melissa (Adam) Turner of Beaver Creek, and Hannah Drake (fiancé Sage Schaffner) of Muncie, Indiana; six great grandchildren: Casey Finegold, Riley Finegold, Ross Eding, Lizzie Eding, Colbie and Rorie Drake; and a special niece, Cora Faye Slife.
Mildred was preceded in death by five brothers, Truman, Wilmer L., Paul C., Robert, and John Clay.
She attended Mendon Union School and was a long-time member of Sugar Ridge Church of God where she taught Sunday School for many years, was Sunday School pianist and helper behind the scenes with the Ladies Group. Mildred was also a faithful member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Van Wert Camp of Gideons International.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, October 23, 2020, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home with Pastor Marc Phillips officiating. Interment will follow at Convoy I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Calling hours are 12:30 p.m., until time of service on Friday.
Preferred memorials are to Gideons International or the donor’s choice.
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