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Joan Elizabeth "Jody" Acridge Drake
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Birth: Apr. 20, 1937
Woodson County
Kansas, USA
Death: Apr. 20, 2010
Yates Center
Woodson County
Kansas, USA

Published April 21, 2010 - Chanute, KS

Joan E. "Jody" Drake, 73, Yates Center, Kansas, died Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at the Yates Center Nursing home.

She was born April 20, 1937, on the family farm in northern Woodson County, Kansas, to Joseph and Ruth (Stout) Acridge.

She graduated from Yates Center High School.

On Aug. 15, 1955, she joined the U.S. Navy and served in Jacksonville, Florida.

She married Henry N. Drake on May 1, 1958, in Fort Worth, Texas. He died on May 8, 2002.

She was most recently employed with Woodson County Ambulance Service.

Survivors include a daughter, Debbie Hadden, of Yates Center; three sons, Hank Drake, of Fredonia, KS, and Dusty and Russell Drake, both of Yates Center, KS; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Jody has donated her body to the University of Kansas so she may help others.

A private family interment will be held at a later date.

Campbell Funeral Home in Yates Center, Kansas is in charge of arrangements.

Family links: 
  Joseph Earl Acridge (1911 - 1986)
  Ruth Elizabeth Stout Acridge (1917 - 2001)
Body donated to medical science
Maintained by: Doni Wright
Originally Created by: TiogaRose
Record added: Apr 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51449971

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