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Irene G. Drake

Irene Goodman Drake, 96, Corydon, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at 2:20 p.m. at Indian Creek Health & Rehabilitation Center in Corydon.

Born May 15, 1916, in Crawford County, she was the daughter of the late Clint Goodman and Mary Freed.

She was a homemaker and attended Taswell Christian Church.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Drake, in 1980; and two children, Edward Drake and Donna Ruth Copple.

Survivors include three children, Jim Drake of Eckerty, Mary Greene of Nevada and Esther Sanders of Mississippi; 19 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and 32 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation: Monday, Jan. 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 15, after 9 a.m. at Denbo Funeral Home in English.

Funeral: Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with burial in Taswell Cemetery.

Officiant: Pastor Andy Payton.

The family suggests memorial gifts to Indian Creek Alzheimer’s patients.

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    Irene Drake - condolences
    January 18, 2013 | 08:47 AM

    My parents and I went to the Taswell Christian Church and I remember Irene when she lived in the house next door to the church. She was a special lady. May you be comforted knowing others share in your grief and loss.

    Tim Eade
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