Eva M. Drake

1935 - 2020

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Eva M. Drake, 84, of Bloomdale, passed away at 6:00 a.m., Monday, August 31, 2020, at the Wood County Hospital, Bowling Green. She was born on October 27, 1935, in Cygnet, OH to the late William and Hazel (Hampshire) Perry. She married Leroy E. Drake on April 7, 1952, and he preceded her in death on May 13, 2011. Eva is survived by her son, Larry (Becky) Drake of Bloomdale; daughters: Cindy (Mike) Hockenberry of Bloomdale and Linda (Donald) Willitzer of Defiance; sister, Wilma Rettig of Napoleon; grandchildren: Stacy, Shawn, Scott, Jeremy, Bridgette, Kevin, Chris, Barbara, Leroy and Chris; 20 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Robin Meek; brothers: Leonard, Larun, Darrell Perry; sisters: Adelia Smith, Helen Grau, Lura Brown, Velma Gray, Donna Jean Gustwiller, Argyle Gressler and Joyce Drain. Eva retired from R.C.A. after 37 years, and had also worked many years for the Village of Bloomdale. She was a member of the Bloomdale United Methodist Church and loved country music. A funeral service will be held 2:30 p.m., Friday, September 4, 2020, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore. Burial will be in Weaver Cemetery, Bloom Township. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    515 N. Main St
    North Baltimore, Ohio 45872
    Thursday, September 3rd 2020 4:00 - 8:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Friday, September 4th 2020 - 2:30 PM

  • Service Location:

    Smith-Crates Funeral Home [Map]
    515 N. Main St
    North Baltimore, Ohio 45872

  • Final Resting Place:

    Weaver Cemetery [Map]
    Bloom Township
    Bairdstown, Ohio 45872

  • Contributions:

    Donor's Choice


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To : The Drake Family
Date :Tuesday, September 1st 2020
From : Janet Bosse
Words cannot say enough about the sorrow I have at Eva's passing. She was like a second mother to me. I will cherish her friendship always and she will remain in my heart where she will live on forever.

To : Drake Family
Date :Tuesday, September 1st 2020
From : Vanderhoff Jewelers
We are so sorry for the loss of Eva. She brought sunshine to everyone she crossed. She will never be forgotten by all whom knew her. you were all so fortunate to have had such a lovely mother and grandmother. We feel your loss. God Bless

To : Cindy Linda and Larry
Date :Tuesday, September 1st 2020
From : Jim and Chris Rettig
Cindy, Linda, and Larry, we are so sorry for the loss of your mom. Aunt Eva Mae had a special closeness with our mom, especially since they were the only siblings remaining in the Perry family. You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Jim and Chris

To : All of Eva's family friends and caregivers
Date :Wednesday, September 2nd 2020
From : Jeff and Valli Ridenour
As the "Falling Leaves" will soon be upon us, Eva has now joined Leroy in the Kingdom where it is Eternal Summer.

Eva was a great support, town tax lady and encouraged.

May God grant you comfort and peace in her absence.

To : Cindy Linda Larry
Date :Thursday, September 3rd 2020
From : Judith Anderson
May God Comfort and Strengthen You in this difficult time. Mom is at peace with her soul and no more pain. God Bless You All.