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Julia Ellen Drake Alfred

Julia Ellen Drake Alfred, age 74, of Millersport, died January 8, 2020, at her residence surrounded by her family.  She was born in Columbus on August 29, 1945, to the late James and Ruth Drake.  Julia was an amazing mother and teacher in the Walnut Township Local Schools, teaching 5th and 6th grades.  She graduated from OSU and obtained her Masters Degree from Marygrove College. She loved spending time with her family and friends, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Julia is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Andrew G. Alfred; daughters, Ann (Michael) Nagle and Lisa (Corey) Callahan; grandchildren, Morgan, Katie, Drew, and Juvenson Callahan and Olivia and Lindsey Nagle; and brother, Dr. James A. (Magali) Drake.

Julia was preceded in death by her parents.

A Catholic Funeral Mass will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 13, 2020, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 5133 Walnut Rd Buckeye Lake, OH 43008, officiated by Fr. William A. Hritsko.  A committal service will follow at Forest Rose Cemetery following Mass.  Family and friends may call at the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home, 405 N Columbus St. Lancaster, OH 43130 on Sunday, January 12, 2020, from 1 to 4 p.m..  The family strongly suggests in lieu of flowers, donations in Julia’s name can be made to Cancer Research Institute, 29 Broadway Floor 4, New York, NY 10006.  Online condolences can be made at

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