Janelle Joy Draper

Oct. 13, 1949 - May 2, 2006



FAIRMOUNT — Mrs. Janelle Joy Draper, 56, of Fairmount, died May 2, 2006, at Community Hospital in Anderson after an 18-month battle with cancer.

Janelle was born Oct. 13, 1949, to the late Clyde and Pauline A. (Badger) Pickard. She graduated from Windfall High School in 1967. She married Lynn A. Draper on Feb. 13, 1988, in Gas City.

She retired from Thomson Consumer Electronics in 2004 with 34 years of service as a forklift operator. She was a member of the Windfall Christian Church. She loved her dog “Dude,” crocheting, knitting and cooking, but most of all spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Lynn A. Draper; two sons, Montie (Jody) Rivers Jr. of Tipton and Rod Draper of Houston, Texas; daughter, Andrea (Zach) Donahue of Wake Forest, N.C.; five grandchildren, Jacob Rivers, Dominique and Devin McKinley, Sean and Lauren Donahue; two sisters, Lindra (Jerry) Hiatt of Windfall and Marla (Denny) McElfresh of Tipton; mother-in-law, Ada Draper of Albany; sister-in-law, Linda (Dave) Davis of Albany; five nephews, Tim Hiatt of Anderson, Tony Hiatt of Indianapolis, John Massey III of Scottsdale, Ariz., Brant Massey of Tipton and Danny McElfresh of Tipton; four nieces, Amanda Whitehead of Tipton, Tracey McPherson of Windfall, Melody Berry of VanBuren and Kim Purtee of Fairmount; best friend, Glenda Horine of Upland.

She was preceded in death by her twin brother, Steven Pickard.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Armes-Hunt Funeral Home, 415 S. Main St., Fairmount with the Revs. Kevin Carr and Bill Keen officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Atlanta.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1220 Meridian St., Anderson, Ind., 46016 or the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, Ill., 60678.

Online condolences may be made at www.armeshuntfuneralhome.com.



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