Ruth Drake Obituary

Ruth L. Drake
Ruth L. Drake
Ruth L. Drake

January 11, 1916 - March 1, 2005
Born in Chester, Montana
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Services for Ruth L. Conkling Drake, 89, are 2 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2005 at Dunn's Funeral Home, with visitation one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Ruth was born in Chester, MT, on January 11, 1916. She graduated from Roosevelt High School and the Iowa Methodist School of Nursing. She married Robert (Bob) Drake in 1936. She was a nurse at Iowa Methodist Hospital for over 30 years.

Ruth was a past Worthy Matron of Acanthus Waveland Park Eastern Star, a member of Daughters' of the Nile, Pilot Club International, First Christian Church, T.T.T. Chapter EC and an active supporter of North High School fund raising activities. She loved raising money for the Association of Retarded Children of Iowa through garage and rummage sales.

Ruth is survived by her sons, Larry (Karen) of Crossville, TN, and Tom (Sheryle) of Des Moines; a sister, Mrs. Jack Swander of West Des Moines; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert (Bob) and her parents, R.L. and Ella Conkling.

Memorials may be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Iowa.

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Visitation
Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Friday, March 4, 2005
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Service
Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Friday, March 4, 2005
2:00 PM
Cemetery
Masonic Cemetery
1550 48th Street
Des Moines, IA 50311
Friday, March 4, 2005