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Bernice I. McPherson Draper
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Birth: Mar. 10, 1916
Marion
Grant County
Indiana, USA
Death: Dec. 2, 2009
South Bend
St. Joseph County
Indiana, USA

Bernice I. Draper
Mar. 10, 1916 - Dec. 2, 2009
SOUTH BEND - Bernice I. Draper, 93, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 5:45 p.m., Wednesday, December 2, 2009, in Mitchell's Country Care. Bernice was born on March 10, 1916 in Marion, IN, to Noah and Nellie McPherson. She had lived in South Bend since 1941, coming from Marion, IN. Bernice had been employed with Fannie May Candies for several years. On December 25, 1936, in Marion, IN, as Bernice I. McPherson, she married Rex R. Draper, who preceded her in death in December 1985. Also preceding her in death were one son, Reginald Draper in August 1970; one granddaughter, Kris Ann Draper in November 1970; four sisters and one brother. Survivors include her son, Larry (Faye) Draper of South Bend, IN; one granddaughter, Cindy (Matt) Holderbaum of South Bend, IN; four grandchildren, Amber, Ashley, Andrew, and Alex Holderbaum; two nieces, Judy Himes and Debbie (Rich) Annis both of Mishawaka, IN; and her caregivers, Dave and Dorothy Mitchell of Mitchell's Country Care. A memorial visitation will be held from 4 until 6 p.m. Friday, December 4, 2009, in the Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, followed by a Memorial Service at 6:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Private burial will take place at a later date in Southlawn Cemetery. Bernice was a member of Community Baptist Church. To send online condolences, please visit Kaniewski. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Rex R Draper (1913 - 1985)
 
 Children:
  Reginald F Draper (1946 - 1970)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Southlawn Cemetery
South Bend
St. Joseph County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Section E Lot 246 - 5
 
Created by: Scabbardfish
Record added: Dec 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45084855
Bernice I. <i>McPherson</i> Draper
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Bernice I. <i>McPherson</i> Draper
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