Priscilla Heath Barnum passed way at her home in Princeton, NJ, on January 17, 2013. She was born in Grosse Pointe, MI, in 1921, and was the eldest child of Dorothy and Parker Heath.
She graduated from Smith College and served in the U.S. Navy as part of the first WAVE unit in Washington DC during WWII.
Following the war she received a doctorate in English and Medieval studies from Syracuse University, and taught at Syracuse University and subsequently at Rutgers University.
She married Theron Crouse Barnum, with whom she had four children. She later married Theodore Draper and was a resident of Princeton, NJ, and East Charleston, VT.
She is survived by the daughter and three sons of her first marriage, her stepson and her grandson.