MOUNT VERNON — Margene L. (Henthorn) Drake, 49, of Mount Vernon died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon following a heart attack on Oct. 15, 2008, at her residence.
Margene was born Aug. 27, 1959, in Rome, N.Y., and served four years in the U.S. Navy, where she was an Aviation Electronics Specialist. Following her military service, she was employed at Bell Grumman Helicopter in Dallas, Texas, and then at East Texas State University as a computer technician.
She was a member of the AMVETS and Colonial City Moose Lodge in Mount Vernon and was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. She was also a disc jockey in the Mount Vernon area, known to many by her DJ name “Hot Flash.”
Surviving are her parents, Gene G. “Happ” Henthorn Sr. and Margaret (Allison) Henthorn, both of Mount Vernon; her son, Christopher Hughes of Dallas, Texas; her maternal grandmother, Myrtle Allison of Jasper, Ind.; and her brother, Gene Gilbert Henthorn II of Easley, S.C.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Henthorn.
A service celebrating the life of Margene L. Drake will be Thursday, Oct. 23, at 11 a.m. at the First Church of God, 10 Pine St., Mount Vernon, with the Rev. William Fulda officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To send an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Margene L. Drake.