Obituary: Bernice Dolores Rake

Published: Apr. 5, 2021 at 11:19 AM EDT
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Bernice Dolores Rake, 85, of Whipple passed away at 1:40 pm, Friday, April 2, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family.  She was born November 19, 1935 in Parkersburg, WV, a daughter of Durward and Dora Powell Gumm.

Dolores was a devoted wife.  She was also a loving mother and grandmother.  She loved spending time with her family and loved quilting.  She will be greatly missed.  She was a member of Souls Harbor Baptist Church.

On August 2, 1955, she married Larry Rake who survives with 5 daughters and 1 son:  Sherry (Bruce) Abbott of Athens, Dianna Wharton of Marietta, Brenda (Dan) Turner of Rio Grande, OH, Susie Rake of Marietta, Danny (Pam) Rake of New Matamoras, Beckey Rake of Marietta; 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.  She is also survived by brothers:  Arlen (Judy) Gumm of Marietta, Robert (Ardena) Gumm of Jackson, TN, Ronnie (Beth) Gumm of Harleton, TX.

She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 brothers, Bud and Kenny Gumm.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to Amedisys/Hospice for their special care.

The family will greet friends on Tuesday (April 6) from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home followed by private graveside services.  Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at

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