Barbara Louise Draper
Barbara Louise Draper
  • October 20, 1921 - August 29, 2017
  • Illinois

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Barbara Louise Draper, 95, of Bloomington, went home to be with her Savior, Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 11:40 a.m. at her home. She was born October 20, 1921, in Fairmont, Illinois, the daughter of Arthur and Mary Mitchell Sanks. She married Fredrick Draper, Sr. on March 6, 1941 in Batavia, Ohio. He preceded her in death on February 2, 1985.
Barbara loved the Chicago Cubs, bowling, playing bingo, crocheting, and learning computer skills and games. But nothing meant more to Barbara than her large family and faith.
She is survived by four sons, Claude (Marion) Reffett of Altona, Illinois; Fred Draper, Jr. of Coehello, Illinois; Darryl (Darlene) Draper of Brookston, Indiana; and Randy (Mary) Draper of Normal; seven daughters, Dixie Brownfield of West Lafayette, Indiana; Barbara Kay Adair of Indianapolis, Indiana; Mary Ellen Draper of Bloomington; Teddi Cross of Bloomington; Lillian Freed of Joy, Illinois; Lynda Castro of Silverton, Oregon; and Sharryl (Roger) Vorpahl of Silverton, Oregon. She is also survived by a sister, Georgia Allison of Alvin, Illinois, 44 grandchildren, and 150 great grandchildren and counting!
In addition to her parents and husband, Barbara is preceded in death by a daughter, Carla Draper; and a sister, Lillian Wright.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 2nd at East Lawn Funeral Home in Bloomington. Entombment will follow at East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
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