Violet N. Draper
Violet N. Draper, 65, Mt. Vernon, died 1:43 p.m.
July 10, 2005, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.
Mrs. Draper was a nursing instructor at Frontier Community
College in Fairfield. She was also an instructor at Rend
Lake College, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and
the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, Alaska. She was director
of the nursing program at Kaskaskia College, Centralia.
She was born Aug. 13, 1939, in Bluford, a daughter of Clyde
and Effie (Clemens) Miller. She married Joe Draper on May 23, 1959,
in Bluford; he survives.
Her funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel at Thomason
Cemetery, Wayne City, with burial at that cemetery. Those attending
are asked to go directly to the cemetery Wednesday afternoon.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hughey Funeral Home
and from 1 p.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the
Thomason Cemetery chapel.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Draper is survived by two sons,
Perry Draper of Urbana and Philip Draper and wife Teresa of Edwardsville;
a daughter, Cathryn Draper of Seattle, Wash.; four grandchildren,
David Draper of Mt. Vernon, Megan Draper of Urbana, and Olivia Draper
and Jack Draper, both of Edwardsville; two sisters, Eileen Austin of
Centralia and Rose Mary Thomason and husband Earl of Bluford; and
several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Draper had a master's degree in nursing from SIU-Edwardsville
and a doctorate in vocational education from SIU-Carbondale. She was
a past president of Jefferson County Habitat for Humanity, a member
of the Red Hat Society and attended both First United Methodist and
Logan Street Baptist churches. She was a member of the First Methodist
Church of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Margie
Taylor; and one brother, Quentin Miller.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society
and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral
Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL, 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted
to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call (618) 242-3348 for
Date: 13 Jul 2005
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman