Anthony R. “Tony” Draper, 69, of North Webster, IN passed away at 6:20 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at his home. He was born on Nov. 17, 1950 in Marion, IN to Hermer Franklin & Rita Ann (Richards) Draper.

He grew up in Gas City, IN 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 & Rita Beeson, and step father – Royce Beeson.

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

Preferred memorials may be given to the Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County, 1048 S. 325E, Pierceton, IN 46562. To send condolences to the family of Tony Draper, please visit

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