Mary E. (Speroff) Drake


Mary E. (Speroff) Drake, 92, Kokomo, passed away Jan. 4, 2019. She was born in Kokomo on March 6, 1926, to Pete and Nellie (Bailey) Speroff.
Mary grew up in Kokomo and worked many jobs to help take care of her mother and father. In April of 1949 she married Ray M. Drake and together they raised a daughter, Vickie; they were together until his passing in 1996.
They were members of the First Congregational Church. She began her career at Delco, then moved on to Solidarity Federal Credit Union, from which she retired after 22 years. After retirement, she kept busy at Bowden's Flowers and Raab's Shoe Store. She enjoyed bus trips with her girlfriends, playing cards, crossword puzzles and reading. More than anything she loved her grandsons and cherished time spent with them. She was a classy lady who will be greatly missed.
Mary is survived by her daughter, Vickie (Darrel) Helton; grandsons, Jason (Kim) and Matthew (Tressica) Helton; great-grandchildren, Alec, Hayden, Mattie, Carsen and Kiersten, whom she was blessed to enjoy for a while; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Ray, Mary was preceded in death by her siblings, Richard and Jim Speroff and Becky Michael, and she will be reunited in heaven with her best friend, Betty Savage.
Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home, 2097 W. Alto Road, Kokomo, Indiana, with service to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Mary's name to the charity of your choice. To leave fond memories or condolences, please visit
Published on January 5, 2019
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