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Rosemary Drake, 92, of Watseka

Rosemary Ann Drake, 92 of Watseka passed away on Friday April 29, 2022 at Watseka Rehab and Healthcare Center. She was born on March 10, 1930 in Cleveland, OH a daughter of William and Colletta (Kruger) Jaros. Rosemary married Robert M. Drake in Cleveland, OH on July 4, 1950 and he preceded her in death on November 21, 2000. Survivors include five sons- Robert Drake of France, David (Bonita) Drake of Melvin, Marty (Cheryl) Drake of Watseka, Paul (Kelly) Drake of Bourbonnais, and Chris (Jennifer) Drake of Watseka; four daughters- Rosemary Drake Medlock of Watseka, Nancy (Brent) Wardell of Elizabeth, CO, Susan Kerr of South Charleston, OH, and Sandy Drake of Watseka; 21 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, two sisters, and one grandson- Michael Medlock.

Rosemary was a member of St. Edmund Catholic Church in Watseka. She enjoyed baking, sewing, and was an avid Chicago Bulls fan who loved raising her children and babysitting many others.

Private services and burial at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

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