Rhonda Sue Drake, 65, of El Dorado, died Saturday, April 27, 2103 at HCA Wesley Medical Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday and visitation with the family on Tuesday evening from 6 to 7:30, both at Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado. Interment will follow the funeral in Walnut Valley Memorial Park, El Dorado.
Rhonda was born on Feb. 29, 1948 in Wichita, the daughter of Clifford and Mary(Turner) Camp. She graduated from El Dorado High School and worked for Dillons Store as a cashier for 15 years. She loved to read, charm bracelets, playing cards at the Senior Center, being a member of TOPS and the Red Hat Society. She especially loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. On Aug. 26, 1969 she was married to Jim Drake in El Dorado.
Those who survive include: her mother and step-father, Mary and Jim Nuttle of El Dorado; children, Angie Eustice of El Dorado, Daria Dixon of Topeka, LaDawna Gerstner of Bentley, and David Drake and wife Amy of Newton; sister, Cathy Diechmen of Cambridge, Iowa; brother, Buster Camp of El Dorado; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Mike; son, James; and her father, Clifford.
Memorials to her memory may be sent to American Diabetes Association and left with Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado. Condolences to her memory can be directed to www.carlsoncolonial.com.