Marcillia Drake, 103

Marcillia M. Drake, age 103, of Sherwood, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013, at The Laurels of Coldwater.

Marcillia was born Aug. 15, 1909, in Burr Oak Township, a daughter of the late Arthur and Orpha (Danbury) Brenner.

On June 29, 1946, she married Archie Shick in Ohio. He preceded her in death June 4, 1964. On July 3, 1965, she married Robert J. Drake, and he preceded her in death on April 8, 2003.

She had lived at her present address in Sherwood since 1972, coming from Fulton. Marcillia had worked for 17 years at Bronson Real in Bronson and later for the former Lamb Knit Goods of Colon.

Marcillia was a member of Cornerstone Community Church in Colon.

She is survived by a stepdaughter, Viola (Kenneth) Decker of Coldwater; eight step-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Lucille H. Kent, Lydia Harris and Dorothea Beebe; and four brothers, Eugene, Donald, and Kenneth Brenner and Roy Schrock.

There will be no visitation. Funeral services celebrating the life of Marcillia M. Drake will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Schipper Funeral Home in Colon, with pastor Henry Schwartz of Cornerstone Community Church officiating. Private burial will follow at Factoryville Cemetery in Factoryville.

If desired, the family suggest memorials be made in memory of Marcillia to the Cornerstone Community Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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