Mount Vernon News
  • Ethel I. Drake

  • November 15, 2010

HOWARD — Ethel I. Drake, 86, of Howard, died Sunday morning, Nov. 14, 2010, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon.

She was born July 7, 1924, in Walhonding, a daughter of the late Joshua and Blanch (Lonsinger) Styers.

Ethel is survived by a nephew, Lewis Styers, and sister-in-law, Alberta Styers, both of Howard, and a brother-in-law, Ken Naylor.

In addition to her parents, Ethel was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Drake; sisters, Pauline McCutchen and Ramona Naylor; and a brother, Charles Styers.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, where funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dudley Fields officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Knox County Humane Society-Cat Shelter, 400 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. Private condolences may be expressed to the family at

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to have to been chosen to serve the family of Ethel I. Drake.

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