Earl R. Drake, 93, Ness City, died Friday, April 8, 2016, at Cedar Village Care Center, Ness City.
He was born May 27, 1922, in Pittsburg to Ralph and Sophrona (Talley) Drake.
He married Dorothy Leikam on Nov. 25, 1940, in Ness City. She preceded him in death April 7, 1996. He later married Wilma (Munch) Wasinger on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1997, in Ness City. He was an engineer of railroad maintenance with KC Southern, prior to retirement after 40 years.
Survivors include his wife; three stepsons, Kenneth Wasinger, Layne Wasinger and Alan Wasinger, all of Ness City; three stepdaughters, Linda Cox, Hanston, Lavonne Mishler, Hays, and Luciann Ogden, Canon City, Colo.; and a sister, LaVeta Moeller, Quincy, Ill.
He was preceded in death by two stepsons, Jim and Verlyn Wasinger; two grandsons; and a great-granddaughter.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Church, Ness City; burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Ness City.
Friends can call from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ness City.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Sacred Heart Cemetery Fund or Comfort Warriors in care of American Legion.
Condolences can be sent to the family online at www.fitzgeraldfuneral.net.