Mary Elizabeth (Speroff) Drake

March 6, 1926January 4, 2019
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Mary E. (Speroff) Drake, 92, of Kokomo passed away January 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 Saturday, January 12 from 11am – 1pm at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home, 2097 West Alto Road, Kokomo, IN with service to follow. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Mary’s name to the charity of your choice.


  • Visitation Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 12, 2019

Mary Elizabeth (Speroff) Drake

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Kathy Bostic

January 12, 2019

I'm so sorry. She was such a wonderful person. I enjoyed doing her hair and the conversations we had. She was quite a gal. Loved her very much. God bless you and your family.

Libby Herman

January 8, 2019

John, our three girls, and I were sorry to hear of Aunt Mary's passing, such a lovely lady. My Mom, the girls, and I especially looked forward to visiting her. When we talked on the phone Aunt Mary always said how much she loved all her family, that she was blessed, and was very proud of all of you.

Sondra Combs

January 5, 2019

Vickie and family, sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was a very special lady. I got to really know her thru working at Howard Community. Enjoyed her friendship very much. I am sure this is a blessing though because of her quality of life. You will miss her very much. You had a good long life with her.
Mike and I send our sympathy to you, Darrell and family. God Bless...Mike and Sondra