PRINCETON — Mildred "Loraine" Drake, 90, of Princeton passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in Zearing.
She was born June 7, 1922, in Stafford, Va., to William and Rosa (Baber) Shackleford. She graduated high school in Virginia and went on to business school in Washington, D.C. There, she met Donald E. Drake from Princeton and they were married Feb. 3, 1949. He died Feb. 25, 2002.
After moving to Illinois, she spent her time being a homemaker and farm wife. She was passionate about gardening and being outside and she was happiest doing things for her family. She showed her endless love by her actions to those closest to her and was beloved by those who knew her also.
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