Helen Louise Drake
Helen L. Drake
Helen Louise Drake

April 13, 1930 - September 5, 2018
Born in Jersey Shore, PA
Resided in Windsor Heights, Iowa
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Helen Muthler Drake, of Windsor Heights, Iowa, died Sept. 5, 2018, after a brief illness. She was 88.

Helen was born April 13, 1930, to Raymond and Thelma Muthler of Monument, Penn. She graduated from Practical Bible Training School in New York.

Helen married Milan Drake, Jr. in 1953 and they remained married until his death in 1998. The family had lived at various towns in Pennsylvania, LaPorte, Ind., Winfield, Ill. and Archbold, Ohio, where Helen was active in her church, Scouts and other activities. She worked as a Realtor and as a manager at Home Savings and Loan in Archbold. She moved to Iowa after her husband’s death to live near daughter, Kathy and her family.

Helen was a wonderful cook, talented bridge player, fearless world traveler, good friend and proud grandmother and great-grandmother.

Helen was preceded in her death by her husband, Milan; her parents, who at one time had lived in Mill Hall, Penn., and a sister-in-law, Freda Muthler. She is survived by brothers, Fred Muthler and Ron (Pat) Muthler; sons, Grant Drake and Philip Drake; daughters Kelly (John) Heinl and Kathy (Aaron) Cooper; grandchildren, Peter (Anne) and Ben (Ashley) Drake, Joshua, Kyra, Evan and Elea Cooper and Lindsay (Andrew) Pupos; great-grandsons Rowan and Liam Pupos; several nieces and nephews and brother-in-law, Donald (Jean) Drake.

Visitation will be held from 6-8:00 p.m., Friday, September 14, 2018 at the Short Funeral Home, 500 North Defiance Street, Archbold, OH 43502. Funeral services will also be at the funeral home on Saturday, September 15 at 10:30am. Burial will be at an adjoining gravesite with her husband in the Archbold Cemetery, Archbold, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers the family encourages donations to: Urbandale Senior Center, 7305 Aurora Ave, Urbandale, IA 50322; Sauder Village, 22611 OH-2, Archbold, OH 43502 or the Monument Church of Christ, c/o Louise Johnson, 1841 Eagle Valley Road, Beech Creek, PA 16832.

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Arrangements by Iles Westover Chapel




Short Funeral Home
500 North Defiance Street
Archbold, Ohio 43502
Friday, September 14, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Short Funeral Home
500 North Defiance Street
Archbold, Ohio 43502
Saturday, September 15, 2018
10:30 AM
Archbold Cemetery
Archbold, Ohio
Archbold, Ohio 43502
Saturday, September 15, 2018


Urbandale Senior Center
7305 Aurora Avenue
Urbandale, IA US 50322
Sauder Village
22611 OH-2
Archbold, Ohio 43502
Monument Church of Christ
c/o Louise Johnson 1841 Eagle Valley Road
Beech Creek, Pennsylvania 16832