NORTH WEBSTER – Anthony R. “Tony” Draper, 69, of North Webster, passed away at 6:20 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at his home.

He was born on Nov. 17, 1950, in Marion, to Hermer Franklin and Rita Ann Richards Draper.

He grew up in Gas City and graduated from Mississinewa High School in Gas City. He worked in the construction field most of his life and lived in Texas most of his life until he moved to North Webster in 2009.

He is survived by daughter, Christina Pate; son, Joshua Lee Draper; four grandchildren; sister, Patrise Ann Beeson, of North Webster; brother, Dan Edward Draper, of Upland.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hermer Draper and Rita Beeson; and stepfather, Royce Beeson.

Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. Ind. 15, Warsaw. No public services will be held. Owen Family Funeral Home, Ind. 13 and CR 500N, North Webster, is in charge of arrangements


Memorials to the Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County, 1048 S. 325E, Pierceton, IN 46562.

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