|Posted on Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 6:25 am: |
ZANESVILLE - Martha A. Drake, 85, of Zanesville, died at 5 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster. She was born Aug. 12, 1923, to the late Harry and Bessie Stremmel Stenger. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. "Bob" Drake; a step son, James Drake; five sisters, Marian McCarty, Ruth Davis, Laura Jean Guenther, Carol Martin and infant sister, Dorothy Stenger; a nephew, Michael McCarty; and a niece, Marty Davis Patterson.
She retired in 1985 in the payroll department of Brockway Glass and was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ.
Surviving are four step grandsons, Nick and Derek Drake of Utah, Randy Drake of Reynoldsburg and Clint Drake of Newark; seven step great-grandchildren; three nieces, Vicky (Ken) Liff of Lancaster, with whom Martha was residing with, Chris Erickson of Lancaster and Mary Ann Nock of Columbus; three nephews, Pat (Jenny) McCarty of Marathon, Fla., Jim (Holly) Davis of Whispering Pines, N.C. and Dave (Karen) Martin of Lancaster; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and special friends, Pat and Don Hylkema of Zanesville.
Calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008, at Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home, 1271 Blue Ave., Zanesville. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, with the Rev. Mitch Reed officiating. Burial will follow at Zanesville Memorial Park.