Marianne Draper, bookstore sales clerk, collector

December 14, 2008|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Marianne Draper, a retired bookstore sales clerk and book collector, died of cancer Monday, on her 67th birthday, at Northwest Hospital Center.

Marianne Stine was born and raised in Hagerstown. She was a 1959 graduate of South Hagerstown Senior High School and attended Hagerstown Junior College.

The former longtime Ten Hills resident, who had lived in recent years on Cromarty Road in Baltimore County, had worked at Cokesbury Bookstore on Rolling Road from 1991 until 2005.

"For the last three years, she worked as a caregiver for a stroke victim," said a son, Jared Draper of Odenton.

"She enjoyed making those around her happy and comfortable," he said. "She was a person who touched many lives and loved helping those in need even, when she was going through tough times."

Mrs. Draper enjoyed cooking and entertaining family and friends.

She liked reading - especially books about geography - and collected atlases, relatives said.

She also was a cat and dog lover.

Mrs. Draper was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 929 Ingleside Ave., Catonsville, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Also surviving are two other sons, Robert Draper Jr. of Parkton and Kelby Draper of Catonsville; a brother, Brad Stine of Baltimore; a sister, Betty Lou Stoup of Hagerstown; her mother, Leona Stine of Hagerstown; and four grandsons. Her marriage to Robert Draper Sr. ended in divorce.

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