GLORIA L. DRAPER, 'GLO', 77 LOVES PARK - Gloria L. Draper, "Glo", 77, of Loves Park, lost her brief battle with cancer August 30, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Born on July 16, 1936, to John and Cora (Clankie) Crawford. Married Joseph F. Draper January 28, 1956; he died March 13, 1974. Gloria was employed by the Winnebago County Supervisor of Assessments Office from 1984 until her retirement in 2005, starting as a deed clerk, retiring as an Appraiser. Glo loved people. She was a proud member of AFSME Local 473. Gloria was a very proud Democrat, served on several committees and gave her wholehearted support to candidates she believed in. She was also a member of Allied Games Dart Leagues for many years. Gloria is survived by her children, Cathi (Jeff) Blake, Joe (Deb) Draper, Rick (Beth) Draper, and Sue (Joe Cacciapaglia) Cousin; grandchildren, Allison Blake, Luke (Angie Jones) Holcomb, Lynze Holcomb, Lindsay Draper, Charles "CJ" Draper, Dustin, Dana, Dannielle Cousin, and Christina Jo Cacciapaglia; great- grandchildren, Dominic, Adriana, Mason, and Alexi; brothers, John (Alberta) Crawford, Chuck (Rita) Crawford of Albany, OR; sister, Nancy (Ken) Keegan; brother-in-law, Jim Terrones of Brodhead, WI; many nieces, nephews, cousins, several "adopted" children and grandchildren, and numerous loving friends. Predeceased by husband; parents; and sister, Trudy Terrones. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, September 6, at Advantage Funeral Home, 7000 W. State Street, Rockford, Rev. Perry Bennett officiating. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 5, at the funeral home. Interment in Willwood Burial Park, Rockford. Online condolences may be submitted at advantagerockford.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Sept. 4 to Sept. 5, 2013