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Margaret Bell Drake

July 14, 1926 — April 22, 2017

Margaret Bell Drake, 90, of Mason City, died Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa. Graveside services will be held 10:45 AM Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery with Pastor Chuck Kelsey officiating. Memorials may be directed to the family in Margaret’s name.

Margaret was born July 14, 1926 in Boone, Iowa the daughter of John and Inez (Bell) Pollard. She married Charles Drake February 1, 1945 in Mason City. Margaret worked various jobs in Mason City including as a cook at the Eadmar Hotel, Lyons Laundry, and as a cook and cleaning lady at Good Shepherd Health Center and other nursing homes in the area. She was a member of the 12 step program being sober for 32 years. Some of her interests included, sewing, country music, RFD T.V., gardening, crossword puzzles, watching football, politics (an avid Democrat) and of course her cat, Chubby.

Margaret is survived by her son-in-law, John Burns of Mason City; 2 grandchildren, Tammi Burns of Mason City and Heather Burns of Normal, Illinois; beloved Richard Clausen of Mason City and his children, Michael, Dennis and Michelle; special friend, David Martin of Mason City; 1 sister, Helen Nyman of California; several nieces and nephews.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Charles Drake; daughter, Linda Burns; 2 sisters, Frances Carroll and Gladys Madson; 2 brothers, Raymond and Eugene "Bozo” Pollard.

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