Janet Drake Obituary

Janet  Drake
Janet Drake
Janet Drake

September 17, 1919 - March 3, 2009
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Janet Drake, 89, died Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. A memorial mass will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 10 at St. Augustin Catholic Church. Visitation will be at Iles Funeral Homes- Dunn's Chapel from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday including a vigil service beginning at 7 p.m. Private burial will be at Glendale Cemetery.

Mrs. Drake was born in Des Moines September 17, 1919 where she lived most of her life. She attended Roosevelt High School and Drake University. She was a member of the U.S. Women's Marines Corps. during WWII. On November 20, 1945 she was united in marriage to Arvel Drake in Des Moines. She worked at Banker's Life Insurance Company and later worked as a bookkeeper at Central TV for 25 years before she retired in 1983. Janet was a member of St. Augustin Catholic Church, Rosary Society, Bishop Drumm Guild and I.H. of Mary Mothers Club.

Janet was preceded in death by her husband, Arvel; parents, Helen and John Hurley; and a brother, Jack Hurley. She is survived by two sons, Thomas (Janet) Drake of Des Moines and James (Sharon) Drake of Anchorage, AK; her sister, Margaret (Robert) Leo of Denver, CO; four grandchildren, Julie (David) Kain of Peekskill, NY, Nicole (Matt) Washburn of Dallas Center, IA, and Jenna Drake and Ron Drake both of Anchorage, AK; nephews, Matt Hurley of Des Moines and Robert Leo of Houston, TX; and nieces, Molly Hurley of Chicago, IL, and Debbie Tilton of Englewood, CO.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Augustin Catholic Church. Online condolences may be made to www.ilesfuneralhomes.com





Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Monday, March 9, 2009
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Memorial Mass
St. Augustin Catholic Church
545 42nd Street
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
10:00 AM