Della M. Drake, 76, of Terre Haute, passed away at 8:48 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born in Clinton, on July 24, 1936, to Ernest V. Falls and Leah Lawson Falls. She was a retired chemical operator from Pfizer and was a member of Faith Wesleyan Church.
She is survived by Cecil Drake; her children, Rhonda Marion Jones and husband Michael of Clinton, Darcie Drake Clements and Troy Carty of Terre Haute, Paula Drake Beebe and husband Kirk of Lenoir City, Tenn., and Douglas L. Drake Sr. of Arizona. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, Erica Skelton, Corey Jones, Bridgette Drake, Douglas Drake, Michael Anderson, Kylee Clements, Brandon Beebe, Donald Drake, Daniel Drake, and Gregory Drake; as well as 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held at Faith Wesleyan Church on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Ray Austin officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Clinton. Visitation is scheduled for Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of DeBaun Springhill Chapel. Online condolences may be left at: www.debaunfuneralhomes.com