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Carol J. Draper, 86, Flora, passed away Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born May 29, 1931, in Camden to Charles and Mary (Stewart) Bryan.
Carol graduated from Camden High School and was retired from Smith Construction where she worked as the bookkeeper. She was a member of St. Peter's Church and the American Legion Women's Auxiliary in Camden. Carol was a very caring person, always thinking of others before herself. She loved spending time with her family and especially attending her great-grandchildren's sporting events. She also enjoyed her time with friends and spending the winter months in Ft. Myers, Florida.
On Jan. 6, 1952, Carol married Joe I. Draper, and together they celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary before he preceded her in death on April 4, 2014. She was also preceded in death by her parents and an infant sister.
Surviving family includes her children, Gary (Nancy) Draper, Port Charlotte, Florida, Kyra (Gary) McCormick, Jeffersonville, and Beth (Curt) Hufty, Flora; one sister, Wilma Jean Edwards, Logansport; grandchildren, Jonathan (Sandi) Draper, Danielle (Gail) Loosbrock, Kensi (Robert) Bishop, Kaleb (Nic) Loosbrock, Kelly (Jason) Payne, Ashley McCormick, Chris (Kiley) McCormick, Amy (Jeremy) Duff, Breann (Dave) Falkenberg and Dustin (Nicole) Hufty; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at the Genda Funeral Home - Reinke Chapel in Flora. The funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. with Pastor Marissa Harrison and Pastor Dave Falkenberg officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Flora.
Donations in memory of Carol may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 232 W. Cumberland St. Camden, IN 46917. Online condolences may be made at www.gendafuneralhome.com.
Published on August 13, 2017
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