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FAIRBANKS - Helen P. Drake, 97, of Fairbanks, passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017, at Cobblestone Crossing Health Campus. She was born Sept. 15, 1919, in Sullivan County, to Ray Phegley and Almeda (Carmichael) Phegley. Helen was a 1936 graduate of New Lebanon High School.
On Oct. 11, 1938, she married Herbert "Hub" Drake and together they had a family and worked on their farm and he preceded her in death in 2002.
She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Fairbanks and a member of the Kingsley United Methodist Church. Preceded in death was her son in-law, Charles Jones.
Survivors include her daughters, Sandy Jones of Fairbanks, Mary Jean (Pat) Cregg of Columbus; grandchildren, Michael Jones, Krista Jones, Andrew Cregg andJeffery Cregg; great-grandchildren, Cole Jones, Carley Jones, Jessica Abolt, Jake Abolt, Mikayla Ross, Alyssa Cregg, Abbie Cregg and Ryder Cregg; and great-great-grandchildren, Logan Mol and Kacen Ross.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, June 1, 2017, at Holmes Memorial Chapel, in Sullivan, with the Rev. Ron Riggs officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will be at Center Ridge Cemetery. Contact online at:
Published on May 30, 2017
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