Commonwealth Journal


February 5, 2014

Obituaries for Thursday, February 6, 2014

Eloise Drake
Eloise Helton Drake, age 85, of Somerset, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Center.
Visitation for Mrs. Drake will be on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Somerset from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
The funeral service will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. at the church. Bro. French Harmon and Dr. William Drake will officiate the funeral service.
Interment will be on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Mill Springs National Cemetery.
The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to the Kinningham Cemetery Fund, in Knox County, Ky.
Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Eloise Helton Drake.
William Schlake
William Joseph Schlake, age 67, of Somerset, Ky., departed this life on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Center in Somerset.
Bill was born on March 25, 1946, in East St. Louis, Ill. to the late Elmer and Marie Donze Schlake. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Bill married Donna Jean Wright in Freeburg, Ill. on Sept. 20, 1969. They have two children from their union. 
He was a communications and signal supervisor for Norfolk Southern Railroad. Bill was an active member of St. Mildred's Catholic Church of Somerset and a member of the Knights of Columbus. In his leisure time, he loved hunting and fishing. Bill loved working in his garden and traveling. He was loved by so many, and he will be remembered for his kind and gentle spirit. Bill was a man who loved life and he was known for his willingness to help anyone at anytime.
He is survived by his wife, Donna; their son, Troy William (and Michele) Schlake, of Richmond, Ky.; their daughter, Andra Kay Dalton, of Somerset, Ky.; his brother, Robert E. Schlake, of Doniphan, Mo.; three sisters, Virginia Eller, of St. Louis, Mo., Jackie Brennan, of Collinsville, Ill., and Kathryn Geiger, of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and two grandchildren, Dakotah Dalton and Devlynn Dalton.

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