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Mary Margaret Drake

June 12, 1924 June 25, 2018
Mary Margaret  Drake
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Obituary for Mary Margaret Drake

Mary Drake, 94, of Story City, Iowa, died June 25, 2018 at Bethany Manor in Story City. A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 2 at Fairview Lodge located on Grove Avenue in Story City.

Mary Margaret Drake was born June 12, 1924 to Paul and Eleanor Louise (McDonald) Weatherby in Sioux City, Iowa. She married Lawrence Drake on September 24, 1947. He died December 20, 1990. Mary attended Morningside College in Sioux City and received her Master's degree from at Drake University in Des Moines. Mary taught special education at Denison, Iowa and then at Big Horn Basin Children’s Center in Thermopolis, Wyoming.

Mary enjoyed baking, gardening, shopping, traveling all over the United States, going to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s school activities, and spending time with her family. Mary was a member of St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Ames and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Thermopolis. She was also a member of the Eastern Star PEO and Questers.

Mary is survived by three daughters, Sally Rutz of Clinton, Iowa, Mary Reitano of Story City and Julie Georgius of Roland, Iowa; three sons, Steve Drake of Idaho, Dan Drake of Story City and David (Margaret) Drake of Cheyenne, Wyo.; 13 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and two great great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lawrence; and a son, Eddy Paul Drake.

Soderstrum Funeral Home in Story City is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Celebration of Life




2:00 PM 7/2/2018 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 7/2/2018 3:00:00 PM
Fairview Lodge

Grove Ave.
Story City, IA 50248

Fairview Lodge
Grove Ave. Story City 50248 IA
United States

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