Edith Darlene Corbin Drake, 80, died Saturday, June 19, 2010.
She was born June 21, 1929, to T.C. and Pearl Rivers Corbin in the Oak Dale Community.
She married Glenn Drake Jr. July 15, 1946, in Anadarko, Okla. He survives.
She graduated from Sickles High School in 1946.
As a young girl growing up during the Great Depression, she picked cotton to help pay for school clothes. She was a homemaker. She was a reporter for KGYN Radio Station in Guymon, Okla., for a few years. In 1963, the couple opened Glenn’s Pharmacy, where she assisted her husband for more than 35 years, retiring in 1998. She took up a second career later in life as a dental assistant to her son-in-law, Jerry Perkins, working one day a week and filling in for her daughter at various times.
When she was 16 years old, she joined the Oak Dale Baptist Church. She later joined the First Baptist Church of Hooker and had been a member for 56 years. She taught Sunday school and Bible school and sang in the adult choir. She was a member of the Women’s Missionary Union. She taught a woman’s Sunday school for more than 16 years.
She was a member of the Rose Garden Club.
She enjoyed making clothing, including formals, doll clothes and wedding dresses. She also enjoyed knitting, making afghans and various items for her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed writing, which started even before her days as a reporter.
Other survivors include one son, Glenn Reece Drake, Ponca City, Okla.; two daughters, Deborah Lynn Perkins and husband, Jerry, Hooker, and Terry DeeAnn Steiestol and husband, Orval, Busby, Alberta, Canada; two granddaughters, Carrie Catherine Perkins, Oklahoma City, and Leslee Lynn Roybal and husband, Ronnie, Shawnee, Okla.; one great-grandson, Zachery Daemon Roybal; and other nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, T.C. and Pearl Corbin, one brother, Calvin Rivers Corbin, who died in infancy, and one sister, Datherine Corbin Smith.
o Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church with Brother Jim Roebuck presiding.
Burial will be at the Hooker Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church Building Fund and may be left at Roberts Bros Funeral Home, P.O. Box 745, Hooker, OK 73945.
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