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O. Jean Drake, 92, of Shelbyville

O. Jean Drake, 92, of Shelbyville, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at Heritage House of Shelbyville.

She was born August 25, 1930 in Burkesville, Kentucky, the daughter of Samuel Otis and Bertha (Copus) Shaw.  On August 25, 1962, she married Larry H. Drake, and he preceded her in death on February 9, 2011.

Jean is survived by her sons, Brent Drake and wife, Deena, and David Drake and wife, Charlotte, both of Shelbyville; brother, Doug Shaw of Trafalgar; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to Larry, Jean was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Charles Shaw, Kenneth Shaw and Wayne Shaw; and sisters, Edith Adkins and Linda Lou Estep.

Jean formerly worked at Lord’s Dress Shop, Monte Glove Company, 4-D Electrical Supply and Drake Electric.

She enjoyed collecting antique glass.

Visitation will be from 11 am to 1 pm, Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will follow at 1 pm, Tuesday at the funeral home.

Interment will be at Patterson Cemetery in Shelby County.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue River Community Foundation, 54 W. Broadway St., Suite 1, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

Online condolences may be shared with Jean’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

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