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Phyllis G. Drake, 92, of Pryor, passed from this life on Monday, February 21, 2022, in Pryor. She was born on November 7, 1929, in Chelsea, Oklahoma; the daughter of Earl Burton and Retha (Franklin) Burton. Phyllis married the love of her life, Harold, on January 24, 1947, and they spent nearly 55 years together until his passing in 2001. Together, Harold and Phyllis had 2 sons: Randy and David. The family ran their farm together south of Pryor for over 70 years and the farm is still running today. Phyllis loved to cook for her family and their farmhands. She also was a talented seamstress and sewed many of her children’s clothes. Phyllis was very involved in her grandchildren’s lives and loved to spend time with them. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who leaves behind many cherished memories and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Funeral services for Phyllis will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 25, 2022, at Shipman’s Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Graham Cemetery with Tony Reichert, Rodney Raper, B.K. Young, Chris Young, Mike Schroeder, and Bobby Carmichael serving as casket bearers. Visitation will be held on Friday morning, February 25, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Shipman’s Funeral Home. To leave her family a message, please visit her Tribute Wall at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service.
Phyllis is survived by her sons, Randy Drake and wife Becky of Pryor and David Drake of Pryor; 3 grandchildren, Rusty and Kristin Drake of Claremore, Kelly and Jordan Jackson of Cincinnati, AR and Justin and Lura Drake of Chouteau; 8 great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Retha; husband, Harold; and siblings, Ralph Burton, Earl Hugh Burton, Eldee McDonald, Bonnie Long Jeans, Norah Uthe, and Edith Menge.