The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

December 9, 2012

Lois M. Drake

Star Beacon

CLEVELAND — Lois Marie Drake, age 92, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Cleveland Metro Health Center following surgery from a fall.

She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Edwin and Loretta Stanley on July 11, 1920. She attended parochial schools and married Arnold Kaikko. The couple had two children, Sandra and Peter. After Arnold’s death, Lois married Wilfred Drake, father of three, Wesley, Willette and Douglas.

The couple are members of Community Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in North Canton and were also active members in former residences in Ashtabula and Albuquerque. The couple retired in Albuquerque for sixteen years and traveled extensively in the southwest. They moved back to Canton in 2001 to be closer to family.

Lois had worked in greenhouses, bakeries, Reliance Electric and Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents; her former husband, Arnold; sister, Vera Palmer; and one grandson.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Wilfred Drake; daughter, Sandra (Robert) Yarish of LaGrange, Ohio; son, Peter (Carol) Kaikko of Noblesville, Ind.; son, Wesley (Marilyn) Drake in Galena, Ohio; daughter, Willette (Paul) Pillot in Canton, Ohio; son, Doug (Gene) Drake in Kingsville, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and six nieces and nephews.

Lois requested cremation with no services. A private family burial will take place at a later date in Greenlawn Cemetery in North Kingsville.

Obituary and condolences may be made at and KARLO-LIBBY FUNERAL HOME, 330-494-9644.