Mrs. Lennie Marie Drake (91) of rural Newton


Published on March 2 2013 7:33 am

Lennie Marie Drake, age 91 Of rural Newton, IL passed away at 6:36 PM –Friday, March 1, 2013 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, IL.

Funeral service celebrating Marie’s life will be held at 3:00 PM – Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton, IL. Burial will be in Headyville Cemetery in rural Dieterich, IL. Visitation will be held 1 hour before the service.

Marie was born on January 10, 1922 near Latona, IL the daughter of Joseph and Lennie (Scott) Matlock. She married Raymond Drake on October 9, 1945 and he preceded her in death on February 8, 1991.

Marie was a homemaker and farmer’s wife. She was also a loving mother and grandmother. Her family and God were the most important things in her life.

Marie was a member of Latona Church of Christ for over 40 years. She enjoyed gardening, reading and doing cross word puzzles. 

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Marie is survived by: 

Children – Leonard (Vickie) Drake of Greenup, IL
Wilma (John) Wilfong of Gastonia, NC
Willie Drake of Newton, IL
Floyd Drake of Newton, IL
Dale (Linda) Drake of Newton, IL
Mary (Dennis) Winship of LaGrange, MO
Kenneth (Debbie) Drake of Robinson, IL
Tressie Drake
Grandchildren – Jennifer Cook of Casey, IL, Brad Drake of Greenup, IL, Erick Winship of LaGrange, MO
Scott Winship of LaGrange, MO, Beth Ann Winship of LaGrange, MO, Krista Winship of Springfield, MO, Shiloh Drake of Newton, IL, Joy Wilfong of Charlotte, NC, Joshua Wilfong of Longview, TX, Sarah Drake of Robinson, IL and Daniel Drake of Robinson, IL.
Great-Grandchildren- David Cook of Xenia, IL and Brandin Drake of Greenup, IL.
Step-Great-Grandchildren Dalton Smith and Lakkin Webster of LaGrange, MO.
Sisters- Julia Ann Workman of Louisville, IL; Helen Goerner of Effingham, IL;
Cornelia (Floyd) White of Spring Hill, FL.
Brother–in-law Monroe Earnest of Dundas, IL.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons Denver Arthur Drake and Ithamer Drake; sister Mildred Earnest; brother Clifford Matlock and granddaughter Hannah Drake. Paid obit in News Eagle with photo. Free notice in all other papers.