Marion Delbert Drake, 84, of McLeansboro passed away on Friday, July 11, 2014, at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. He worked as a farmer and he worked hard all his life. Mr. Drake served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was born February 7, 1930, in Macedonia, Ill. the son of Lester and Myrtle Marie (Hall) Drake. Survivors include: two brothers, Lester Drake, Jr. (wife) Eileen of McLeansboro, Bob Drake (wife) Nancy of McLeansboro and three sisters, Lorane Ford and (husband) Vernon of Harrisburg, Wanda Drake of McLeansboro and Jane Maier (husband) Russ of Golconda, Ill. A private family graveside service was held Monday, July 14, 2014, in Antioch Cemetery, near Macedonia with the Rev. Robert Sefried officiating. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Billy and Ray Drake and one sister, Goldia Vaughn. Harre Funeral Home of McLeansboro was in charge of all the arrangements.
Published on  July 16, 2014