She was born May 23, 1929 in Oxford Township (Taft Road), OH to John and Elsie (Stacker) Stierhoff.
She married Robert G. Drake on May 14, 1952. From this union came Pamela Drake Agriesti, Jerry Drake and Tom Drake.
Gladys is survived by her children, Pamela Drake Agriesti of Columbus, and Jerry and Tom Drake both of Milan; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in by death by her husband of 45 years, Robert G. Drake; grandson, Trevor A. Drake and her 12 year old brother, Johnny.
Gladys was a lifelong resident of Milan and enjoyed the outdoors, her grandkids and great-grandkids.
She held several jobs in the Milan area. She was a meat cutter at the former Kramers Red and White Store, then Eastmans Grocery until she retired.
Gladys was a great lady and a wonderful mom and grandmother, she will be deeply missed.
Friends may call on Monday, May 14, 2018 from 2:00pm to 4:00 pm and from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory Milan Chapel, 1 S. Main St., Milan. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 10:00am. Pastor Joe Binkley will officiate. Burial will follow in Milan Cemetery, Milan.
Those wishing to contribute to Gladys’ memory may do so to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared online at www.grofffuneralhomes.com