Stillwater Valley News
February 18, 1935
Gustave Draving dies Saturday Eve South High Street Resident. Hears Summons Saturday Evening. Rites Wednesday
Mr. Gustave Draving, a retired farmer widely known in this vicinity passed away very suddenly Saturday evening at his home on Sout High Street. Death was attributed to a coronary thrombosis. He was 69 years of age. Mr. Draving had been suffering from a severe head cold for the past month, but had almost completely recovered, and was able to be out again. On Saturday afternoon he was down town at about 4 o'clock and shortly after 8 o'clock he was stricken. He died a few minutes later. The deceased was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church. Surviving besides the widow, Mrs. Susie Draving is one daughter and three sons, Mrs. Sara Ross of near New Paris and Forrest, Abram and Roosevelt of Piqua. four brothers, John of Van Wert, August of Piqua and Lewis and Albert of Covington. A number of grandchildren also survive. A daughter preceded him on death. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the residence at 1 o'clock and at the Church of the Brethren at 2 o'clock. Rev. C.F. McKee of Dayton will officiate. Interment will be made in the Shellebarger Cemetery east of Covington, under the direction of George W. Miller.
Stillwater Valley News
February 26, 1935
Gustave Draving, son of August and Caroline Draving was born in Miami Co. Ohio, January 2, 1866 and departed to be with his Lord, February 16, 1935, aged 69 years, 1 month and 14 days. April 16, 1893, he was united in marriage with Susie Shellabarger. To them were born three sons and two daughters. One daughter preceded her father in death about a year and a half ago. He leaves to mourn his loss; the widow, Mrs. Susie Draving of Covington, the following children, Forrest Draving of Piqua, Mrs. Sara Ross of St. Paris, Abraham Draving of Piqua. Besides these there are four brothers; Albert of Covington, Louis of Covington, August of Piqua, and John of Van Wert. There were also twelve grandchildren. Mr. Draving was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Church of Piqua. He spent most of his life as a farmer in Miami Co. and has always been noted for his fine traits of character. As a citizen he was highly esteemed for those traits of life which bound him closely to those who had the opportunity of knowing and working with him. His genial attitude combined with these above mentioned qualities secured for him a large circle of friends who now unite in expressing their respect for him who has been called from us and their sympathy for the family in these days of their loss and heartache. In his passing the family loses a kind father and the community loses one who has been a valued citizen.
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