December 2, 1934 - September 23, 2018
Julia “Judy” Drake, 83, of Kingmont, passed away on September 23, 2018 at St. Barbara’s Memorial Nursing Home in Monongah. She was born on December 02, 1934 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Vernon and Merle Sylvia Ritchey. Judy was married to her loving husband, Henry “Pete” Drake for sixty years, until his passing on December 14, 2013. Judy loved going to the mountains and spending time at her trailer in Franklin. She will be remembered for all the love she shared, spending time with her family, and making sure that everyone had fun together. She also loved all children and welcomed them when they stopped by her home. She was also a devoted fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and watched them every season. When you came to her house, she always had coffee and dessert waiting for you. She worked for 33 years at Westinghouse and made many friends over that time. Judy was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend who will always be in our hearts and loved forever. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Bill Ritchey, Jerry Ritchey, Bobby Ritchey; and sisters, Barbara Lassiter and Sandra Utzman. Judy is survived by her son, Steve Drake and wife Diana, of Fairmont, and grandchildren: Bryan Drake and wife, Tiffany, of Fairmont, and Stephanie Drake, of Virginia. She is also survived by brother-in-law, Ed Utzman of Morgantown, and sisters-in-law, Doris Shaffer and Ada Riggs, both of Fairmont, as well as several loving nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Barbara’s Memorial Nursing Home and Amedysis Hospice for all of the love and care they gave to Judy and her family. They truly became a part of our extended family. Family and friends are welcome to call at Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant Street, Fairmont, on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m., and Wednesday, September 26 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., with services starting at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home, with Reverend Bill Stutler officiating. Interment will follow at Samuel Linn Cemetery in Benton’s Ferry.
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