Patricia Gail

Patricia Gail "Patty" Drakes

Patricia Gail Drakes, 57, of Albion, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Saturday, December 31, 2022 after her long but courageous battle with cancer.  Patty was born on April 6, 1965 to the late Richard Kiser Sr. and Elsie Kiser in Erie, PA.  She was a 1983 graduate of Northwestern High School in Albion.  She was a homemaker for many years, taking care of her family that she loved deeply.  She loved camping, playing cards and spending time with her grandkids and family.  Patty was a lifetime member of the Albion Moose Lodge #381/#481, where she was a part of the “Women of the Moose”.  On December 3, 1983, Patty married her high school sweetheart and true love of her life, Dan Drakes.  They enjoyed 39 wonderful years of marriage together.  Survivors include her husband, Dan Drakes, of Albion, her son, Justin Drakes and his wife, Danielle, of Saegertown, PA, her daughter, Jamie Behrendt and her husband, Robert, of Girard, PA, all six of her grandkids that she loved so very much; Layilah, Lincoln, Brooklynn, Chris, Carter and Brayden.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Elsie Kiser.  Family and friends are welcomed to attend memorial calling hours for Patty on Saturday, January 7, 2023, from 2pm-5pm at the Mattera Funeral Home, 188 East State Street, Albion.  A Ceremony will be held at 2pm honoring Patty, presented by the Women and Men of the Moose.  Memorials in honor of Patty may be made to Mooseheart Child City & School, James J. Davis Dr., Mooseheart, IL  60539.  To light a memory candle or leave a condolence please visit 


Left by  “Lori and Jim” on 01/07/2023

Danny,Justin,Jamie, and family we go so far back with so many good times to remember! Patty was and always will be very special to us as you will be also. She fought a long hard battle for her family and is at peace and will always be with you. We love you and are here for you!

Left by  “LeeAnn (Myers) Krahe” on 01/05/2023

Dear Dan and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray your wonderful memories provide comfort to you and eases your grief.

Left by  “John & Sharon Lambert” on 01/05/2023

Dan, we are so sorry. We hope you are left with wonderful memories of your life together.

Left by  “Sally Doug Dobson” on 01/05/2023

So sorry to hear of Pattys passing Prayers to you all at this difficult time

Left by  “Renae Mihalak” on 01/05/2023

Deepest sympathies for Patty’s family and friends, May she Rest In Peace.

Left by  “Mike and Toni ” on 01/04/2023

Our Deepest Sympathy, she was a Wonderful person

Left by  “Michelle Spaulding ” on 01/04/2023

You will be truly missed. my condolences Dan Justin Jamie and families

Left by  “Al & Kathy Kiser” on 01/04/2023

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. But we know that you are in the loving arms of your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I pray for God to strengthen and comfort your entire family. May the Grace and Peace of Jesus Christ be with you forever and ever. Amen.

Left by  “Mary Schwartz ” on 01/03/2023

I’m so sorry for your loss but at the same time the journey that Patty is on now has to be amazing with peace and beauty and being with God. I pray that you all have comfort and peace.

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