December 13, 1927 - January 12, 2021
Velma Blankenship Drake, 93, of Fishers, Indiana passed away January 12, 2021. Velma was born December 13, 1927 in Portland, Tennessee to the late Alta Florence (Clark) Blankenship and Henry Martin Blankenship. Velma married Kenneth O. Drake, October 11, 1946 and he preceded her in death on August 31, 2007. Velma was preceded by all of her siblings, Sidney Blankenship, Jonah Blankenship, Albert Blankenship, Carl Blankenship, Eva Nell Wagner, Jo Helen Wood, and Tennie Blankenship. Velma was employed at Western Electric for 25 years and then she was with Boehringer Mannheim for 10 years! Velma was a member of Fishers Church of Christ. Velma was blessed with a wonderful smile and a great laugh! Also she was always taking everyone’s pictures and love all the families new babies!! Velma had to have ever birth date and legal name of all new family members to add to the family genealogy. Visitation will be Monday, January 18, 2021 from 12 noon until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Fishers-Castleton Chapel, 9900 Allisonville Road, Fishers. If you are unable to attend, please click on the link for a virtual streaming of the service at: https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/77900517. Velma is survived by her two children, K. Alan Drake (Anita), and Candace A. Drake-Ottenbacher (Kurt); two grandsons, Shawn A. Drake (Pam) and Jeramy S. Drake (Heather); one step-grandson, Kristopher M. Ottenbacher (Jessica); six great-grandchildren, Michael, Caleb, Amy, Brayden, Jackson, Nolyn; three step great-grandchildren, Jenny, Riley and Loralie; one great-great grandchild, Xander; and two step great-great grandchildren, Eric and Chase. Memorial contributions are suggested to the National Kidney Foundation and/or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Velma Blankenship Drake, 93, of Fishers, Indiana passed away January 12, 2021. Velma was born December 13, 1927 in Portland, Tennessee to the late Alta Florence (Clark) Blankenship and Henry Martin Blankenship. Velma married Kenneth O. Drake,... View Obituary & Service Information
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