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 
further information. 

Date: 13 Jul 2005
Source: Register-News  
Submitted by:  Robert W. Loman

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