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Cherolyn Kay (Gilbert) Drake

Obituary

Cherolyn Kay (Gilbert) Drake, 79, of Mohnton, passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Lehigh Valley Hospital after a long illness.

She was the widow of Dale L. Drake, Sr., who died on December 15, 2019.

Born in Green Lane, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd B. and Marian (Kulp) Gilbert.

Cheryl was a graduate of Upper Perkiomen High School, class of 1959.  She retired in 2012 from O’Donnell, Weiss & Mattei Law Firm in Pottstown where she was employed as a Legal Secretary.  She was a devoted member of the Wyomissing United Church of Christ in Gouglersville where she participated in Bell and Church Choir. 

Cheryl loved life!  Whether it was the girls’ summer trips to Cape May, N.J.; hosting her annual Fourth of July picnics and Holiday dinners, attending a Broadway show, a cruise to the Bahamas or traversing a Glacier in Alaska, she was always ready to go. 

She enjoyed playing piano, solving puzzles, and was known as a master seamstress who could repair anything.  She will be missed more than she could ever imagine. 

Surviving are two children, Wendy Lyn, wife of Mark A. Yeckley of Mohnton and Dale L. Drake, Jr. of North Carolina.  She is also survived by a grandson, David C. Yeckley of Mohnton; brother-in-Law, Arlen B. Christman of Pennsburg; nephew, Ryan, husband of Judith Christman of Whitehall; and niece, Renae, wife of Craig Nealy of Barto.

She was predeceased by her sister, Marlyn K. (Gilbert) Christman. 

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. at Giles & Yeckley Funeral Home and Crematorium, Inc., 21 Chestnut Street, Mohnton, and again on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, 955 N. Charlotte Street, Pottstown, with the Rev. Dr. Robert Stewart, officiating.

Viewings will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Giles & Yeckley Funeral Home in Mohnton and again on Friday, October 22, 2021 from 9:30 to 10:30 at Houck & Gofus Funeral Home in Pottstown..

Interment will be in the Pottstown Cemetery on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in her memory to the Wyomissing U.C.C., 2 Vermont Road, Sinking Spring, PA 19608.

To offer the family online condolences, please visit us at www.gilesandyeckley.com. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Cherolyn Kay (Gilbert) Drake, please visit our floral store.


Services

Viewing
Thursday
October 21, 2021

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Giles & Yeckley Funeral Home and Crematorium, Inc.
21 Chestnut Street
Mohnton, PA 19540

Funeral Service
Thursday
October 21, 2021

7:30 PM
Giles & Yeckley Funeral Home and Crematorium, Inc.
21 Chestnut Street
Mohnton, PA 19540

Viewing
Friday
October 22, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Houck & Gofus Funeral Home
955 N. Charlotte Street
Pottstown, PA 19464

Funeral Service
Friday
October 22, 2021

10:30 AM
Houck & Gofus Funeral Home
955 N. Charlotte Street
Pottstown, PA 19464

Committal
Friday
October 22, 2021

11:30 AM
Pottstown Cemetery
371 N. Hanover Street
Pottstown, PA 19464

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