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Doris Drake

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[September 28, 2007]  Doris Drake, 59, of Lincoln, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, at her home.

A memorial visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at St. John United Church of Christ. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. Richard Reinwald officiating.

Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Mrs. Drake was a small-business owner in Lincoln of Drake Eye Care Center and of Passing Fancy, a thrift store that she founded. She was an insurance broker for Waddell and Reese in Springfield and taught elementary education in Berkley.

She was born Nov. 5, 1947, in Moberly, Mo., to John William and Clara Mae Tydings Varns. She married George Carey Drake Jr., and he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her daughter, Sarah Drake of New Orleans, La., and her son, George Carey Drake III of Los Angeles, Calif.

She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ and played the organ and piano there periodically.

She also loved to garden and be outdoors to enjoy the beauty of nature.

She found beauty in many things and was a "fashionista" of sorts when it came to clothing, accessories and cosmetics.

She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed needlework and art of all sorts.

Memorial donations may be made to her children.

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