Draves, Beverly Louise
Beverly Louise Draves, 74, of Marion, died Thursday, June 7, 2012, in her home following an extended illness. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, at Marion Christian Church, with visitation starting at 9:30 a.m.
Beverly was born Aug. 27, 1937, in Centerville, Iowa, the daughter of Alfred Reno and Reva Marie (Seals) Trumper. Beverly married Ronald Edward Draves on Nov. 1, 1959, in Marion. She graduated from Bloomfield High School, attended the University of Iowa in general studies and two years of nursing at Mercy.
She worked with St. Luke’s Hospital for over 30 years and six years at the Iowa State Extension Service.
Survivors include son, David Draves Sr.; nine grandchildren, Mike Wallis, Mallory Ellis, David Draves Jr., Damien Draves, Ian Draves, Elizabeth Draves, Avery Cook-Draves, Olivia Draves and Christian Draves; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Barbara Allen and brother-in-law Duane Allen.
Beverly was preceded in death by her parents; spouse, Ronald; brother, Ronnie Trumper; and son, Mark.
Beverly was very involved in the Marion Christian Church, Share Iowa Food Program, Mission of Hope, 4-H, and the Cedar Rapids Free Clinic.
Hobbies included golf, cooking and watching the food channel and especially her grandchildren.
The family would like to give a special thanks to St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospice, Marion Christian Church, Ladies of the Iowa State Extension, Bob and Eileen Kunz and Mary Churchill.
Memorial donations may be directed to the family in Beverly’s honor.
Online condolences may be directed to www.iowacremation.com under Obituaries.
Published June 10, 2012 in The Gazette