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Vivian "Eileen" (Irwin) DraperJanuary 29, 1923 ~ April 10, 2017 (age 94)
Vivian “Eileen” Draper, 94, of Spring Valley, beloved wife, mother, sister and grandmother passed on April 10, 2017 peacefully in her sleep at her home.
A memorial service will be held 12:00 PM Saturday April 22 in the Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle with Rev. David Manion officiating. Visitation will be 11:00 AM until the time of services.
She was born on January 29, 1923 in Wayne County, IL to Kelly & Ethel (Gritton) Irwin. She married George Draper on January 25, 1941 in St. Louis. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by 5 sons: Roger (Sue) Draper of Peru, Ronald (Linda) Draper of Normal, Stanley (Cookie) Draper of Oglesby, Steven (Roxanne) Draper of Peru and David (Michelle) Draper of Peru; a daughter, Janet Dean with whom she resides; two sisters: Ruby Van Pernis of Plainfield and Louise Simpson of Palos Heights; 14 grandchildren: Robert (Lisa), William (Jennifer), Daniel (Ann) Patrick (Karen), Bret (Laura), Scott (Shelli), Amanda, Douglas, Chance & Ryan Draper, Sarah (Mike) Pyszka, Megan Draper and Toni Dean and Richard (Marlowe) Dean; two step grandchildren: Tom and Rachel Bailey and twenty one great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; 2 sisters: Laura and Mary; three brothers: Virgil, Gene and Tommy and one grandson Joseph.
Eileen was a homemaker known for her loving nature and ice cream bucket of homemade chocolate chip cookies that were always available.
She had worked at Electric Utilities, Westclox, Hobbs and Heritage Manor.
Memorials may be directed to the Illinois Valley Hospice.