The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

August 21, 2013

Joann C. Draper

The Commercial-News

---- — Joann C. Draper, 78, of Westville, passed away at 2:29 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at her home.

She was born May 23, 1935, in Taylorville, Ill., to Fred and Isabelle (Shumolis) Kupcik.

She married Gerald E. Draper on May 4, 1969, in Tilton. He survives.

Joann also is survived by three brothers, Andrew, Ronald and Anthony Kupcik; two nephews, Jedd and Alek Kupcik; four nieces, Sara, Izabelle, Kalyn and Jennika Kupcik; several brothers and sisters in-law; and lifelong friend, Sylvia Sleva.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Joann worked in the transportation division at Lauhoff Grain. She enjoyed crocheting, working in her yard and reading mystery novels. Joann was a loyal Illini Basketball and St. Louis Cardinals fan. She will be remembered as a devoted and loving wife and sister.

A graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at Oak Hill Cemetery with Pastor James Blue officiating.

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