2010-02-13 / Obituaries

Ruth Riley Drake

Ruth Riley Drake, 92, passed away on February 3, 2010, at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Julia D. and Andrew G. Alfred, in Millersport.

Born April 25, 1917, in Akron, she was the daughter of Julia Almasi Riley Cookson, and John F. Riley. On June 22, 1938, she wedded James Watts Drake, who preceded her in death in 1982.

A retired real-estate broker and long-time member of the Columbus Board of Realtors, she was co-founder of her own brokerage, Drake Realty, and Five Star Builders, Inc.

She is survived by her daughter, Julia Drake Alfred, of Millersport; son, Dr. James A. Drake, of Viera, FL; son-in-law, Andrew G. Alfred; daughter-in-law, Magali G. Drake; grandchildren, Ann and Michael Nagle, and Lisa and Corey Callahan; great-grandchildren, Morgan Callahan, Olivia Nagle, Katie Callahan, and Natalie Feller.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held February 5, 2010, at the Resurrection Cemetery Chapel, Lewis Center, officiated by Father William J. Ferguson.

Contributions in her memory may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements were made through the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home in Lancaster.

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