Draper and Theresa Eltman recently celebrated their 50th anniversary at a party hosted by their children and families: Ginny Eltman and children, Michael, twins Catherine and Amanda; Suzanne and Randy Young and daughter Felicia and granddaughter, Kaleigh; Peggy and Wayne Griffith and daughter, Akvila; Vicki and Bruce Kamp and children, Jonathan and Alexandra; and Charlie and Maria Eltman and sons, Christopher and Benjamin. Their son, Michael is deceased.
Draper and Theresa were married April 18, 1964 at St. James Church, North Jackson. Draper retired from Copperweld Steel after 30 years. Theresa worked in insurance for 35 years starting at Beardsley Insurance Agency and retired from Nationwide / Kiepper and Thirion Agencies.
Draper and Theresa are members of St. William Catholic Church in Champion, where Draper is also a member of the Knights of Columbus. Theresa is a member of the Ohio Child Conservation League and also a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Theresa was a 4-H adviser for 25 years.