Barbara Ryan

Barbara Draper Ryan, 93, resident of Michigan, died on at

She was born in Nashua, NH on February 27, 1921, a daughter of Lee S. and Sara (White) Kendall.

Barbara made her home in Milford, NH for most of her life and spent many winters in Sebring, FL and later moved to Michigan in 1999.

She enjoyed traveling, reading, cooking and playing golf. She was a member of Harley Sanford Post #4368 VFW Auxiliary and Puritan-Charity-Themis-Atlantic Chapter #29 Order of Eastern Star, Milford.

She was a lifelong member of the First Congregational Church of Milford, UCC.

Barbara was a homemaker for most of her life. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother and cherished the time spent with her family.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Harry K. Draper, who died in 1982 and her second husband, Joseph H. Ryan, who died in 1998.

Family members include two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Stephanie Draper of Charlevoix, MI, Richard K. and Catherine Draper of Menomonee Falls, WI; two grandchildren, Todd L. Draper of NH and Chad Draper of Ellsworth, MI.

A memorial service will be held on at in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford, NH. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Milford. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Susan Komen Breast Cancer or ALS Foundation. Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, Milford. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to