Drake, Kathleen C., Birch Run, Michigan


Passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at Tendercare of Frankenmuth. Age 67 years. The daughter of the late John and Lillian W. (Zwack) Stavely was born October 11, 1944 in Saginaw, Michigan. She married Thomas M. Drake, December 15, 1979. He survives her. She was a Registered Nurse. She enjoyed crocheting. Surviving besides her husband is a niece, whom she raised, Denise Smith and her husband, James, and her children whom she was like a grandmother, Andrew, Austin, Alexzandra and Ashton; a sister and her husband, Audrey and Joe Frazier, TN; several other nieces and nephews. Two brothers, two sisters, Wally, Nancy, Warren and Nila Stavely have predeceased her. The funeral service will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at the W. L. Case and Co. Funeral Chapel, 5700 Dixie Hwy. Rev. Paulette Cummings will officiate with cremation to follow. Friends may call at the chapel from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Saturday. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the American Cancer Society. www.casefuneralhome.com