Hazel “Marlyn” (Antill) Drake, 82, formerly of Glen Dale and Moundsville, died October 7, 2018 at her daughter’s home in Greensboro, North Carolina, after a three-year battle with ALS.
Marlyn was born August 15, 1936 in Greene County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Lance Antill and Frances (Wright) Hughes.
She is survived by one daughter, Jody Drake, and one granddaughter, Irelyn “Irie” Easter, of Greens boro. Her surviving siblings include Kay (Ralph) Anderson of New Freeport, Pennsylvania, and Ronald (Synthia) Montgomery of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Lana Mont gomery of Amity, Pennsylvania; Linda Sills and Donna Moloski of Moundsville; and brother-in-law, Jerry Drake also of Moundsville. She leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews, and special friend, Shirley Gump of Moundsville.
In addition to her parents, Marlyn was preceded in death by her husband, Richard “P.I.” Drake; her step-fathers: Orval “Skeets” Montgomery and James Hughes; and her brother, Roger Lee “Beaver” Montgomery.
Marlyn was a graduate of Waynesburg High School and the B.M. Spurr School of Practical Nursing. She was co-owner of Drake Enterprises, including the Haven Motel in Glen Dale, P.I.’s Press Club and the Castle Club in Moundsville.
She retired as a LPN from Reynolds Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Moundsville, where she served as Junior Warden, member of the Episcopal Church Women’s group, choir member, and lay reader. Marlyn participated as a literacy volunteer at Park View Elementary, Moundsville and volunteered with the Ohio Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross. She participated in various endeavors of the Strand Theatre Preservation Society, Marshall County Chamber of Commerce, Sun Valley Garden Club, Woman’s Club of McMechen, and the Red Hat Society. She also enjoyed time spent with her Bunco club, and was a big fan of Coach Bob Huggins and the West Virginia University Basketball Team.
Jody and Irelyn would like to express their gratitude for the wonderful care provided to their mother/ grandmother to Dr. Richard Bedlack and staff of the Duke ALS Clinic, Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, and special caregivers: Ida Glover, Kim Smith, and Dana Burkes, all of Greensboro.
A memorial service for Marlyn will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church at 11 a.m. on December 13, 2018, with Father Bruce Bevans officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family at Park View Memorial Gardens, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church or the Marshall County Animal Shelter.