Charlotte Drake, 76, of Creston died Oct. 25, 2013 at her home.
Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. today at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25 in Creston. Pastor Dave Tebbenkamp will officiate. Burial will be in Moon Cemetery, south of Macksburg. Visitation, with family receiving friends, is noon to 1:30 p.m. today at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to be established. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com.
Charlotte Irene Drake — daughter of Lela Irene (Harrison) and James Emil Herrick — was born Sept. 27, 1937 in Corning.
On Aug. 19, 1956, Charlotte married William Edwin Drake in Winterset. They settled and lived near Macksburg until 1979, then moved to Creston.
Charlotte worked as activity director at Creston Nursing & Rehab Center for five years and did private in-home care, retiring in 2002. She was formerly a member of the First Baptist Church and Crest Baptist Church in Creston.
Charlotte is survived by her husband Bill Drake of Creston; four daughters, Sheryl (husband Robert) Moore of Santa Rosa, Calif.; Barbara Halls of Creston, Debbie (husband Steven) Waddingham of Macksburg and Eileen (husband Robert) Maynes of West Des Moines; two sons, Warren (wife Karen) Drake of Macksburg and Mitch (wife Debbie) Drake of Des Moines; three brothers, Charles (wife Katherine) Herrick of Winterset, Paul (wife Marilyn) Herrick of Perry and David Herrick of Grantsville, Utah; two sisters-in-law, Beverly Herrick of Farmington and Nellie (husband Raymond) McDonald of Winterset; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Neva (Roscoe) Sirdoreus and her brother, Dean Herrick.