The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Obituaries

October 9, 2013

Ronald 'Ronnie' L. Draper

GEORGETOWN — Ronald “Ronnie” L. Draper, 78, of Georgetown, passed away at 3:35 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at his home.

Ronald was born June 8, 1935, in Danville, the son of John T. and Dora (Kincaid) Draper.

He married Carol Draper on May 2, 1981, in Alvin. She survives.

He also is survived by one daughter, Dora (Jason) Knight, of Ridge Farm; one son, Joe (Chrissy) Draper, of Oakwood; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Kim Welch; and one sister.

Ronald served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He worked as a truck driver for 35 years until he retired. He was a member of American Legion Post 51 in Westville. He enjoyed horseback riding, riding in tractors, farming, riding motorcycles and tinkering around with his grandchildren.

Per his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded by the Wolfe-Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac. A graveside service will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Danville National Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the Westville American Legion.

Memorials may be made to the family. The family has entrusted the Wolfe-Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac to assist them in honoring Ronald’s life. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.wolfeblurtonfuneralhome.com.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • OBIT Pic OLLIS Grant William Ollis Jr. DANVILLE — Grant William Ollis Jr., 81, passed away on April 22, 2014, at his residence.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT CN 04-24 Campbell, B photo Betty Lorraine Campbell

    DANVILLE -- Betty Lorraine Campbell, 92, of Danville passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Hawthorne Inn Nursing Home in Danville.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT Pic Groce Beulah Groce DANVILLE — Beulah Groce, 78, of Oakwood, passed away on April 23, 2014, at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • William Edward Barnes William Edward Barnes, 49, of Danville, passed away at 8:44 p.m. on Monday, April 21, 2014, at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center.

    April 24, 2014

  • Michael R. Hickman SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Michael R. Hickman, 66, Santa Barbara, Calif., passed away April 22, 2014, at Serenity House, Santa Barbara.

    April 24, 2014

  • OBIT Pic Riley Patricia Joan Riley DANVILLE — Patricia Joan (Westphal) Riley, 69, of Danville, passed away at 5:29 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at North Logan Health Care, Danville.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT Pic Lutchka Joseph Edward Lutchka WESTVILLE — Joseph Edward Lutchka, 75, of Westville, was welcomed home at 2:31 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center, Danville.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT Pic Auter Virginia Marie Auter DANVILLE — Virginia Marie Auter, 84, of Danville, passed away at 1:40 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at home peacefully, surrounded by family and caregivers.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT Pic Wear Wilmetta 'Billie Mae' Wear TILTON — Wilmetta “Billie Mae” Wear, 80, of Tilton, passed away in the comfort of her home at 4:02 p.m. on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT Pic Rebmann John Paul Rebmann MUNCIE — John Paul Rebmann, 87, of Muncie, went to join his beloved wife in heaven on Thursday, April 17, at Danville Care Center.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

E-edition
AP Video
NDN Video
Must Read