Ruth Helen Drap

Ruth Helen Drap

Virden-Ruth Helen Drap, 93, of Virden, IL passed away  at 7:40 A.M. Friday, May 24, 2019 at Sunrise Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Virden, IL with family at her side.

Ruth was born May 23, 1926 in Staunton, IL a daughter to Earl Herschel and Anna J. (Sternickel) Wyzard.

Ruth was a graduate of Virden High School, class of 1944. She met John Drap in a Kroger Store and they were married in 1953.  Ruth worked for Sangamo in Springfield, IL during WWII.  She has been a member of Sacred Heart Church since 1953.

Surviving Ruth is her son, Robert (Diana) Drap of Mission Viejo, CA; brother, Jim Wyzard of Kincaid, IL; step-son, John E. (Barbara) “Suzy” Drap of Bellevue, NE; 8 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, several great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Preceding Ruth in death are her parents, husband, John Drap and son, Richard.

Visitation will be from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at the Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Virden, IL.  Funeral Mass will be held immediately following the visitation at 11:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. Father James Palakudy officiating. Organist will be Marcella Rosier. Pallbearers:  Ryan Drap, George Graham, Bud Lawson, Chuck Rednour, Sherry Stelle and James Wyzard. Memorials may be made to The Virden American Legion Post #386, 118 S. Dye Street, Virden, IL.  Interment will be in the Virden Cemetery, Virden, IL.  To leave a comment for the family, please visit:

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