Jean Blanchard Drake
Age 98, of Watkins Glen, NY, passed away on April 25, 2015. According to her wishes, funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Jean was born in Georgetown, Mass. on December 1, 1916; the daughter of Ray and Flavilla (Waterhouse) Blanchard. Jean grew up in Mt. Dora, Florida and was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter 119; White Shrine and The Garden Club of Tallahassee, FL. She was a lifelong member of the Watkins Glen United Methodist Church. She was predeceased by her husband Charles E. Drake, Sr. in 1984; daughter Paula Drake; sons-in-law, Allan P. Waite, Sr. and Floyd “Chuck” Richardson; 2 grandsons, Jaime Richardson and Mark Davis; 2 brothers; and 2 sisters. She is survived by her children, Sylvia Waite of Watkins Glen; Linda Richardson (David Costley) of Painted Post, Charlotte “Shari” (Charles) Parmenter of Elmira, Charles (Deborah) Drake of Watkins Glen and Ernest (Josanne) Drake of Watkins Glen; sister, Phyllis Hartley of Pierson, FL; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Schuyler County Ambulance, PO Box 2, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 or the Seneca View Activities Dept., 220 Steuben St., Montour Falls, NY 14865. You may sign a guestbook online or light a “Candle of Remembrance” in her memory at www.RoyceChedzoy.com. Funeral arrangements are by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.