Lucy “Ellen” Drake

1938 - 2019


Lucy “Ellen” Drake, 80 years, of Petersburg, MI, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Flower Hospital in Sylvania, OH. She was a loving and kind sister, aunt and friend and will be dearly missed.


She was born the third child of eight on April 13, 1938 in southern OH to Ralph Elliot and Ruth Alma (Griffith) Drake. She grew up and lived most of her life in Petersburg, MI. She was a 1956 graduate of Summerfield HS and attended Eastern Michigan University. Through the years, Ellen worked several jobs including Scott Construction and Summerfield Market and she retired from the University of Michigan in 2000 where she worked for 15 years.


She was a member of Eastern Stars and attended/was a member of Petersburg united Methodist Church, Petersburg, MI. She loved to knit and crochet and spend time traveling with and to visit her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters Nell Doepker (1984) and Myrta “Ann” Drake (1990); her brothers John Elmer Drake (stillborn 1955) and James Drake (2017); her sister-in-law Shirley (George) Drake (2010); nieces Missy Drake (1984) and Deborah (Doepker) Vroman (2013); a nephew Jeffery Doepker (2014).


Survivors include brothers and sisters-in-law Ralph (Dottie) Drake, George Drake, Frank Drake, Michelle (Hennigan) Drake; nieces and nephews and their children and grandchildren Beth (Doepker) (Jim) Heilman, their son JD, Robert Doepker, Sonny (Kim) Drake, George (Kim) Drake, their daughter Allison (Drew) Bachli and their daughter, Corrine, William Drake, Ruth (Drake) (Mike) Pietrowski and their daughters Michaela, Megan and Mariah and her son Jaxson, Robert Henning, Krystal (Vroman) (Jamie) Walters and their children, Katielyn (Vroman) Garelik, Ashley (Vroman) (Benjamin) Pohl and their son.


Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home Ida, MI, Thursday March 21, 2019, from 4-8PM. She will lie-in-state at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Ida, MI, Friday March 22, 2019, from 10 AM until the services at 11 AM. Pastor Mark McCaskill will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Petersburg, MI.


Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to The Order of the Eastern Star.


To send the family condolences please click on CONDOLENCES below.