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Vivian Irene Draper Jackson passed away September 6, 2022 in Osage Beach, Missouri after a brief illness. She was 95 years old. There will be a small service for family only on Saturday September 17, 2022 at Lake of the Ozarks. Vivian was born on July 19, 1927 to Walter Roosevelt Draper and Mary Sue Bertsch Draper in Gilliam, MO. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert “Bob” Vonneida Jackson, brothers Leonard Draper, Alan Draper and Maurice Draper. She is survived by her daughter Ann Parrish (Billy), sons Jimmie Lee Johnson (Cindy), Roy Johnson, Bob Jackson, Jr (Bary Porter), 3 grandsons, 3 great granddaughters, a great great granddaughter, many cousins, nieces, nephews and adopted grandkids.
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To say Vivian was quite a lady is an understatement. She lived on her own until the last few weeks of her life and enjoyed family gatherings, fishing, boating, cooking, sewing, quilting, driving between her Kansas City and Lake of the Ozarks homes (yes, by herself at 95), going to the casino, garage sales, and really whatever SHE wanted to do.
Vivian graduated from Salisbury High School and started working in restaurants as both a cook and waitress at age 18. She also enjoyed her time on the road with her husband Bob driving across the country in their 18-wheeler, making memories and a little money. She quit driving big trucks at age 75 so she had more time to crappie fish.
May each of us live a life as active and full as Vivian.