Helen V. Drake

By Orleans Hub Posted 16 December 2022 at 10:59 am

BARRE – Helen V. Drake, 77, died December 14, 2022 in United Memorial Medical Center following a long illness. She was born June 26, 1945 in St. Alban’s West Virginia to Marshall and Flora (McCune) Wooten and had lived in this area most of her life.

Helen was an avid gardener and enjoyed working in her flower gardens. She also enjoyed watching TV but her greatest joy and most important thing in her life were her grandchildren.

Ms. Drake was predeceased by her son, Jonathon Lee Grove; daughter, Deborah Lynn Whittier; and sister, Joann Nash.

She is survived by her son, David (Michele) Wooten of PA; her brother, Clifford Wooten of OH; sisters, Phyllis Dent of AZ, Geneva Moore of Albion and Linda Wooten of Barre; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home, 21 West Avenue-Albion, on Wednesday (Dec. 21) from 12-1 p.m. where her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m.

Interment will follow in Mt. Albion Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Supportive Care of Orleans, 14080 NY-31, Albion, NY, 14411 supportivecareorleans.org or The Salvation Army at salvationarmyusa.org.

To share a special memory of Helen, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.