Piqua Daily Call
08 July 1943
LEVI T. DRAKE, 73, SUCCUMBS TODAY
A heart ailment was given as the cause of the death of Levi T. Drake, 73, at the Miami County home at 3:30 o'clock this morning after an extended illness. The son of Joel and Elizabeth Martin Drake, he was born March 2, 1870 in Shelby County and had resided there for many years. He was a member of the Springcreek Christian church. Surviving are his wife, Becky; a daughter, Mrs. Earl Ely of Casstown; a son, Harley of Sidney; three sister, Mars Mary Covault and Mrs. Anna Wallace both of Piqua and Mrs. Rose Kiser of Fletcher; a brother, Fred of Mason City, Iowa; seven grandchildren and f our great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Alma Melia preceded him in death. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. The body was removed to the Suber funeral home in Fletcher.
Troy Daily News
08 July 1943
LEVI DRAKE SUCCUMBS AT MIAMI COUNTY HOME HEART AILMENT FATAL TO FORMER FLETCHER FARMER - FUNERAL RITES SUNDAY
Levi Drake, 73, died Thursday morning about 3:30 at the Miami County home with a heart ailment. He was born March 21, 1870, in Shelby county, but had spent the greater part of his life in and near Fletcher. He was a member of the Spring Creek Congregational Christian church. Besides his wife, Rebecca, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Earl Ely, Casstown, and a son, Harley Drake, of Sidney. Three sisters, Mrs. Mary Covault and Mrs. Ann Wallace, Piqua, and Mrs. Rose Kiser, Fletcher, and one brother, Fred Drake, of Iowa, also survive. There are seven grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. The body was removed to the Suber Funeral home in Fletcher where services will be held Sunday at an hour to be determined later, with Rev Clarence DeReamer in charge. Burial will be made in Fletcher cemetery.
Piqua Daily News
09 July 1943;
PLAN LEVI DRAKE FUNERAL SUNDAY
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 Sunday afternoon at the Suber Funeral Home in Fletcher for Levi T Drake, 73, native of Shelby County and a resident of Fletcher who died at the Miami County home Wednesday of a heart ailment. The Rev Clarence DeReamer will officiate with burial to be in the Fletcher Cemetery.
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