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Nora M. Drake


Nora Marie Drake, 94, passed away on Friday, April 1, 2016, at Logan Elm Health Care in Circleville.

She was born Aug. 15, 1921, in Rowan County, Kentucky, and was the daughter of the late Allie and Louisa (Butcher) Parker.

Nora was a member of Olive Hill United Methodist Church in Kentucky and a waitress at the former Buccaneer Restaurant in Lancaster.

She is survived by her children, Louise Christian of Lake Orion, Michigan, Bobby (Patty) Mabry of Hebron and Roy (Cathy) Mabry of Lancaster; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great grandchildren; brother, Archie (Donna) Parker of Dover, Delaware; sister, Mary Stamper of Bunker Hill, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Drake; daughter, Betty Jean Mabry; and brothers, John and Al Parker.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at the Taylor Funeral Home in Amanda. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Lancaster. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Visit www.mytaylorfuneralhome.com.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal