Jun 26, 1950---Mar 12, 2023

Teresa Jean Drake, 72, Overland Park, KS, formerly of Solomon, KS passed away Sunday, March 12, 2023, surrounded by family.  The visitation will be held at Porter's Funeral Home and Crematory at 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, KS 66215 on Wednesday, March 15, from 5:00-7:00pm.  During visitation, please feel free to wear your favorite sports team apparel as she was an avid sports fan.  My mom requested donations to Chances 4 Children (https://www.Chances4Children.org) and/or Barth Syndrome Foundation (https://bit.ly/drakememorial) in honor of her memory.

Teresa was born June 26, 1950, in Solomon, KS the daughter of Lawrence and Marion Younkin.  She moved to Salina, KS and raised her family there and then moved to Overland Park, KS in the early 2000’s.  She taught preschool at the YWCA in Salina, KS for years and then eventually became the manager of Drury Place Retirement homes.  She loved her Chiefs, Royals, K-state sports, and KU basketball, when they weren’t playing K-state. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Lawrence and Marion Younkin, her sister Sue Younkin.  Teresa is survived by her husband of 52 years, Frank Drake, her three children and their spouses, Marcia and Doug Hall, Laura Drake, Bryan and Sarah Drake, five grandchildren, Mya Drake, Abram Drake, Ashton Hall, Noelle Hall, and Hayden Hall.



Erik Klahn Mar 14, 2023

Friend ,Shawnee ,Kansas

We were saddened to hear of Teresa’s passing. We will keep the Drake and Hall families in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Michelle Swift Mar 14, 2023

Thinking of you all during this time of sorrow. Rejoicing that Teresa is with our Father in heaven, but knowing that you feel such loss here on earth. Lifting you in prayer. ????

Rick & Julie Martin Mar 14, 2023

Friends ,Lindsborg ,Kansas

Frank & Family, Our hearts ache for you. Teresa was such a kind, compassionate, caring & fun person. She definitely made the world a better place! May your wonderful memories of the lives you lead help to fill the large void she leaves behind. We know she was so proud of you all! Our love & prayers, Rick & Julie Martin

Diane Aplin Logan Mar 14, 2023

Friend ,Lompoc ,California

Teresa was my very first friend. Our families celebrated many holidays together. I was so happy to be able to stay in touch with her through Facebook. I am greatly saddened by her passing, but I know her family has many wonderful memories to keep her close in their hearts.

Sandy Feighner Mar 14, 2023

Friend ,Raytown ,Missouri

So sorry for your loss Frank.

Donna Karber Mar 14, 2023

Friend ,Gypsum ,Kansas

What a wonderful lady. So welcoming and just made you feel like you belonged there with them. Sweet lady and I know Frank will truly miss her. God bless your family at this time.

Susan Ashel Mar 14, 2023

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

I once read that “death is like blowing out a candle because morning has come”. I will miss you, my sweet friend, but I also know I will see you again someday. I will be praying for the “peace that passes all understanding” for your family and friends that you loved with all of your heart. God Bless you.

Dave & Deb Miller Mar 15, 2023

Friends ,Olathe ,Kansas

We were very sorry to hear about the death of Teresa, It was very sad news. We were just getting to know Teresa and Frank through Village Cooperative of Overland Park. Our thoughts and prayers are with Frank and his family during this very difficult time.

Kittie Nolte Mar 15, 2023

We are very sorry to hear about the loss of Teresa. We were to be neighbors on the third floor at Village Cooperative. Prayers for the entire family during this difficult time. Murray & Kittie Nolte

Jewell Thomas Mar 15, 2023

I am so sorry to hear about Teresa passing away. She was so lovely and planned one of the Village Coop socials which was awesome! She will be missed at the coop. Prayers for Frank. I know he will miss her a lot.

Patty Repp Colahan Mar 16, 2023

Former co-worker and friend ,Salina ,Kansas

I just found out-I am so sorry. Although it’s been years, I often think of Teresa and Drury Place with a smile. Teresa made work fun and she cared for ALL. She leaves an imprint on my heart.

Kathleen Ehrhart Mar 17, 2023

Friend ,Manhattan ,Kansas

Dearest Frank and family, So very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all.

Larry & Libby Charvat Mar 17, 2023

Friend ,Salina ,Kansas

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Teresa. We will always remember her and the memories we shared when our children were growing up together. May you feel the comfort & peace of God’s love. Prayers for Teresa & her family. Love, The Charvat family

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