Margene L. (Henthorn) Drake

August 27, 1959 ‒ October 18, 2008

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Margene L. (Henthorn) Drake, age 49, of Mount Vernon, died Saturday October 18, 2008 at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon following a heart attack on October 15, 2008 at her residence. Margene was born August 27, 1959 in Rome, New York and served four years in the United States Navy where she was an Aviation Electronics Specialist. Following her military service, she was employed at Bell Grumman Helicopter in Dallas, Texas and then at East Texas State University as a computer technician.

She was a member of the AMVETS and Colonial City Moose Lodge in Mount Vernon and was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. She was also a disc jockey in the Mount Vernon area known to many by her D. J. name “Hot Flash”.

Surviving are her parents Gene G. “Happ” Henthorn Sr. and Margaret (Allison) Henthorn both of Mount Vernon; her son Christopher Hughes of Dallas, Texas, her maternal grandmother Myrtle Allison of Jasper, Indiana and her brother Gene Gilbert Henthorn II of Easley, South Carolina. She was preceded in death by her brother Thomas Henthorn.

A service celebrating the life of Margene L. Drake will be Thursday October 23, 2008 at 11 AM at the First Church of God, 10 Pine Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio with Rev. William Fulda officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Margene L. Drake.