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Patricia J. Drake

November 15, 1932 ~ January 29, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Patricia Drake Obituary

Patricia J. Drake, age 91 of Fairborn passed away, January 29, 2024.  She was born November 15, 1932 in Defiance, Ohio, the daughter of the late Raymond and Eleanora (Puehl) Hasselschwert. 

Patricia was a longtime member of Mary Help of Christians Church; Fairborn Senior Center; American Legion Auxiliary Post 526, where she worked “Taco Friday” for numerous years; Miniatures Association; Orchid Society; Fairborn Moose Lodge 1068; and Fraternal Order of the Eagles.  She admired and cherished crafting, flowers, fairy gardens, collecting bears, shopping, home improvements, and tending to her goldfish in her pond, just to name a few!

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Drake Jr.; and daughter, Jane March. She is survived by her son, Leslie Bryan (Janie) Drake, III, and son-in-law, James March; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Coker, Leslie Bryan (Bridget) Drake, IV; Victoria (Alan) Carwile, Daniel (Emily) Drake, and David Drake; great-grandchildren, Michael, Haley, Breanna, and Gracie Coker; Lily Drake; Abigail, Ethan, and Matthew Carwile; son-in-law, James March; as well as extended family and friends. 

A visitation will be held on Sunday February 4, 2024 from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M. at the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn.  A mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday February 5, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. at Mary, Help of Christians Church, 954 N. Maple Ave, Fairborn, Father Ambrose Dobrozsi, celebrant.  Patricia will be laid to rest next to her husband at Rose Hill Burial Park, Springfield.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in memory of Patricia to St. Vincent De Paul -or- Fairborn Senior Center.   

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February 4, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Belton-Stroup Funeral Home
422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Fairborn, OH 45324

Mass of Christian Burial
February 5, 2024

11:00 AM
Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church (Maple Ave, Fairborn)

February 5, 2024

1:00 PM
Rose Hill Burial Park
4781 S. Charlston Pike
Springfield, OH 45502


St Vincent De Paul Society

Fairborn Senior Center
325 N. Third St., Fairborn OH 45324
Tel: 1-937-878-4141


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