Obituary for Jackie S. Draper

Written by on November 22, 2021

Jackie S. Draper age 71 of Forest died Fri. Nov. 19, 2021 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. She was born June 22, 1950 in Lima to the late Raymond & Alice (Wiley) Bassitt. She married Tony C. “Dusty” Draper on Jan. 25, 1969 and he passed Nov. 4, 2021.

She is survived by a son Tony (Christina) Draper Jr., Whitehouse, a daughter Angela Draper, Forest, grandchildren Derek Draper, Eric Draper, Megan McGill, Nathan Draper, Olivia Draper, great grandchild Hayden Draper, siblings Judy (Bruce) Taylor, Wapakoneta, Jon (Glenda) Bassitt, Lafayette, Jean (Brent) Rankin, Lima, Jim (Faye Thomas) Bassitt, Lima. She was preceded in death by two sister Janet Winters and Joyce McClain.

Mrs. Draper was a homemaker and had worked at Triumph Thermal Systems in Forest. She was married to the “Love of Her Life” for over 51 years and she treated him like a king. The family finds peace in the fact that they are now together forever once again. She showed her love through her amazing cooking and baking skills that she shared with her family. She was one of the hardest workers anyone has ever known. Jackie was the rock of her family, and will forever be missed.

Graveside services will be held for both Jackie & Dusty Draper at 10:00AM Wed. Nov. 24, 2021 in Patterson Cemetery. Military Honors for Dusty will be conducted by McVitty VFW Post 1182, American Legion Post 259 both of Forest, and AmVets Post 1994 of Kenton. Memorial donations may be made to McVitty VFW Post 1182 in care of Clark Shields Funeral Home 301 S. Patterson St. Forest, OH 43351. Visit to send a condolence or to share a memory. Clark Shields Funeral Home is honored to serve the Draper family.

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