Homer Lane Draper

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HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Homer Lane Draper, 91, formerly of Bartlesville, Okla., died Sunday (Dec. 9, 2012), in Hannibal.

The son of Richard Homer Draper and Pearl Lane Draper, Homer was born Jan. 22, 1921, in Decatur, Ala.

He was a World War II veteran, with the Army Corps of Engineers in North Africa and Italy. Homer married Oklahoma City native, Annamarie Warnke, on March 15, 1944, in Foggia, Italy.

After the war, he graduated from Tri-State Engineering College, Angola, Ind. He was a registered professional (mechanical) engineer with Phillips Petroleum Co., in Bartlesville. He authored 20 technical papers and was granted 25 U.S. patents in petroleum engineering.

Homer was a member of the Highland Park Baptist Church, a member of the charter flight of Missouri's Great River Honor Flight in 2010, a 50-year Master Mason and a member of the York Rite.

Homer was preceded in death by wife, Anne, in 1991; his parents, Richard and Pearl Draper; a sister, Mildred Wall; and brothers, Paul and Robert.

He is survived by his children, Kathryn Swan and husband, Jim, of Pawhuska, Okla., Dr. Richard Draper and wife, Sheri, of Hannibal, John Draper of Tulsa, Okla., Phyllis Stott and husband, Robert, of Sulfur, La.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

SERVICES: 2 p.m. Friday graveside services will be at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Bartlesville. Pastor Kathy Morris will officiate.

ARRANGEMENTS: Neekamp Funeral Home, Bartlesville.

WEBSITE: www.honoringmemories.com.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com.

Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Dec. 14 to Dec. 16, 2012
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