Jan Carleen (Rhodes) Draper Obituary

Jan Carleen Draper (Rhodes) born in Amarillo Tx on December 6, 1948 born to Carl and Opal Lee Rhodes. She was a wife, a mom, a sister, an aunt, a girl, a survivor, a great friend and a warrior of Jesus Christ. On July 21, 2022, we lost her although our hearts are heavy, we know that one day we will join her in paradise. She’s lived a busy healthcare life as a school nurse, physician assistant, Apollo College teacher, and certified coder – billing manager for Dr. Cleary, formerly 43rd Medical, who took her retired in 2018. Prior to coming to Phoenix, she lived in Canon City, Colorado and surrounding areas for several years. She has given her time to serve others at weekend retreats for new Christians and young people on walks to Emauss and Chrysalis. She loved crafts, sewing and crocheting. She is survived by her husband, Rev. John Herbert Draper, and was predeceased by her first husband, Billy Wayne Matthews. Survived by 5 of her 7 children – Paige Henager (Chris) Holly Green, Matt Matthews (Lori), Chris Draper (Kari), Dustin Draper (Jenni), predeceased by son David Draper and daughter Denise Wright (Draper ) and her husband Billy Wright. Surviving by 20 grandchildren Travis Matthews (Jessica) Amber Warren (Vahlsing) Christopher Wright, (Amber) Crystal Stickler (Jessica) Cooper Wright (Mackenzie) Cameron Wright, Stephanie Christensen (Chris) Joshua Matthews, Mandy Coldiron (Matthews) (Jaycen ) Mackenzie Matthews, Keelan Matthews, Machia Draper (Rachel), Hannah Draper (Alyssa Scott) Courtney Green, Chelsea Green and Justin Green, Richard Green, Oliver Draper, August Draper and Zeke Draper and 20 great-grandchildren. Proceeded to death by 2 grandchildren Richard Vahlsing and Robert Vahlsing. Services will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. At Reveal Church 13015 W Greenway Road El Mirage Az (junctions are Greenway and Dysart Road. When we invite Jesus to dwell with us, in our homes, in our lives… He will REVEAL Himself to us. day no matter how bad of the situation, He will meet us on the road to Emmaus.

Posted on August 02, 2022

Posted in The Arizona Republic

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Reveal Church 13015 W Greenway Road El Mirage Az (intersections are Greenway and Dysart Road.

August 06, 2022 at 11:00