Zechar Bailey Funeral Home

1499 N Broadway Po Box 337, Greenville, OH


Janette Drew

October 23, 1927August 25, 2019

Janette “Cork” Drew, 91 of Greenville, Ohio and formerly of New Madison passed away on Sunday August 25, 2019 at 12:54 AM at Brookdale of Greenville. She was born at home in Jaysville to the late Goth and Mildred (Davis) Townsend on October 23, 1927. Cork was an active member of New Madison Methodist Church where she taught children in Sunday school. She was a cook at New Madison where she fed many students for 35 years. Corks hobbies were crafts, sewing, cooking, baking, cleaning house and above all she and her late husband, Elmer were race fans. She had many friends and was known for her hardy laugh. Cork is survived by her son, Kyle (Donna) Drew, son in law Steve Black, grandchildren Tisha Ricks, Lauren (Jeff) Hutchens, Erin (Adam) Snoap, great grandchildren Bryant Ricks, Kelby Ricks, brother in law Ron Drew, sister Joy Townsend Albright (Jim) also sisters in law Lorraine Ballard Townsend and Dorothy Bowman Townsend and numerous nieces and nephews. Those who preceded her in death were her husband Elmer Drew Jr., daughter Kathy Black, also brothers Harold Townsend, William Townsend, Parl Townsend, George E. Townsend and sisters Betty Townsend Brown and Shirley Townsend East. There will be a private funeral service at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Carol Duffield and Pastor David Richey officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice. The family would like to thank Village Green Health Center and Staff and Brookdale of Greenville and staff for their excellent care for Cork.


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Randy Bowser

August 29, 2019

I find myself struggling with what to say about Cork. A woman with such a wonderful personality, a terrific wife and mother who cared for her family, friends and community. Over the past few years you have faced great losses of dad and Kathy. But all three were tremendous individuals who supplied so many great memories over the years. I know your family will be great support at this time of sorrow. My thoughts are with you. Randy

Joyce Dubbs

August 27, 2019

Cork and I worked together for many years and have had so many laughs.once we found this old sack in the pantry and was marked "pot cleaner". I took it to her and told her to run some pans in the dishwasher , with it. I hear her laughing and crying and look, we had soap suds almost covering her up ! We laughed so hard and had a mess to clean up. Many fond memories of her.

Mary Jane Thomas

August 27, 2019

Cork was a wonderful person. There wasn't to many people she met that she didn't like.
We were in Firebelles (New Madison) together and had some wonderful times.
She will be missed by many.

Deb Bowers Gutheil

August 27, 2019

I always enjoyed talking with Cork when she would come into Walmart and I remember her well from the school cafeteria! Loved that lady! Sending thoughts and prayers to the family.

Doug Wages

August 26, 2019

Celebrating a long life, well lived. May you be left with only good memories.

Lisa Drew

August 26, 2019

My lovely Aunt Cork, your beauty, sensitivity, big heart, sweet kisses will be sorely missed but that laugh, who couldn’t smile when hearing it? My heart is comforted that she is with Uncle Mike/Junior and Kathy.

My love goes out to all that knew her and are grieving. May God rest her soul.