Showalter Blackwell Funeral Home

BakerChapel - 4 County Line St, College Corner, OH


Cathy Drake

April 17, 1947December 12, 2017

Cathy Drake, 53, of College Corner, Ohio, died Tuesday evening, December 12, 2017 at I.U. Health University Hospital, Indianapolis.

Cathy was born April 17, 1964 in Oxford, Ohio to Bennie and Charlotte Amburgey Banks. In 1982, she graduated from Union County High School in Liberty. Cathy had been employed as a secretary at Miami University and McCullough Hyde Hospital, both in Oxford, Ohio. She previously had worked in Richmond, Indiana at Eastern Indiana Orthopedics and Reid Hospital. Cathy loved animals and spending time with her family. She was an avid University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Cathy is survived by her daughter: Gracie Drake; her parents: Bennie and Charlotte Banks of College Corner, OH; her siblings and their spouses: Shawnda McKissick and Jeff of Pensacola, Florida; Ben Banks and Tammy of Richmond; her former Husband: Ronald Drake of Liberty; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Cathy was preceded in death by her sister, Lisa Banks; her paternal grandparents, Curtis and Gertrude Banks; and her maternal grandparents: Wiley and Grace Amburgey.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Baker Chapel, College Corner, Ohio. Interment will follow in Oxford Cemetery, Oxford, Ohio. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday where memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen Central Indiana, (komencentralindiana.org), 3500 DePauw Boulevard, Suite 2070, Indianapolis, IN 46268. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com.


  • Visitation Saturday, December 16, 2017
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 16, 2017
  • Interment Saturday, December 16, 2017


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Rich and Carol Adams

December 25, 2017

So sorry to hear of Cathy's passing. I have known her since childhood. She was always fun to be around. She will be missed. May you R.I.P.

Judy Sims-Buttery

December 17, 2017

So sorry to hear this. My deepest sympathy to the family. I have fond memories of Cathy.

Mona j

December 16, 2017

I am so very sorry for your loss..have known Cathy when she worked at Reid..she had a big heart full of kindness

Jessica Amburgey

December 16, 2017

So sorry for this occasion. I'm praying for everyone. Wish I could have been there today!

Jill Ray

December 15, 2017

Our prayers and thoughts are with the family/friends. Lots of memories starting in kindergarten at College Corner. Remember all the good times, she will be missed.

Ricky & Jill (Welborn) Ray; Savannah, TN

December 15, 2017

So sorry about Cathy,s passing.We love you and will be praying for the family.Jim ,Barb,Doug and Marilyn.

Diane Woedl

December 15, 2017

I am so very sorry...... I have great memories of when I lived in College Corner of Cathy and your whole family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jacqueline Beach Martin

December 14, 2017

My prayers are with the family and friends of Cathy. God bless

Cathy Beasley Edwards

December 14, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Cathy was a lifelong friend and classmate who will be greatly missed. May God provide you with strength and comfort in your time of need.

betty williams

December 14, 2017

I've known and loved Cathy since she was a child. Her sense of humor and wonderful laugh will stay with me always. She knew how much I loved her, even though I hadn't seen her in a long while. I miss her on Facebook and the fun and inspiring things she would send me. I loved we had that connection. She will by me and the rest of my family, her cousins. Go with God Cathy. With all our love, Betty, Ariana, Jeremy and Bryce and family.