Barbara Ann Drasko of Crestview, Florida passed away on January 22, 2020, surrounded by family. Born on December 5, 1936 in Rosinton, Alabama to Roy Elijah Dyess and Georgia Mae Smith, Barbara was the oldest of seven children. She met her loving husband, Jack Drasko, on a blind date and they married on August 14, 1954. They eventually settled in Crestview in 1965 where they raised four children and were married for 61 years before his passing in April 2016. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. As soon as you opened her front door, the aromas of a home-cooked meal and a big hug were always there to greet you. Barbara was also an active member of the community and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she held various positions in the Primary, Young Women’s Organization and Relief Society. She was a proud member of the Crestview Dogwood Club and the Toastmistress Club. Barbara had many talents and enjoyed painting, sewing and quilting. For decades her friends gathered weekly at “Barbara’s Doll Shop” to learn the art of doll making. Barbara is most remembered for her nurturing heart and unconditional love for family and friends.
She is survived by her siblings Shirley, Roy, Bernice, Sue, Joy and Charlotte; her four children Michael, Gayle, Marcia and Angela; her twelve grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and husband Jack Drasko.
A funeral service will be held Monday, January 27, 2020 at 2:30 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A time of visitation will be from 1:30-2:30 pm just prior to the service. Burial will follow Old Bethel Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview. Guest book and condolences are available online at www.whitehurstpowellfuneralhome.com
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