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COUNCIL GROVE, REPUBLICAN 1 September 1994
Obituary of ERMAL V. THOMAS DROEGE
ERMAL DROEGE DIES
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Ermal V. Thomas Droege, 81, Council Grove, died Wednesday, August 31, 1994, at the Morris County Hospital, Council Grove. Services will be Friday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock at the Kendall Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Droege will lie in state at the Funeral Chapel until 9:00 o'clock tonight. Family and friends will meet there from 7:00 until 8:00.

Born August 28, 1913, near Dunlap, she was a daughter of Gazer and Revia Sollars Hager. Mrs. Droege was a member of several ladies quilting and card clubs, enjoyed bowling and was a volunteer worker at the Thrift Store.

She was married to Preston Thomas February 18, 1931. He died August 26, 1975. She married Orville Droege November 12, 1981, at Miami, Okla. He survives.

Preceding her in death also were four brothers, John, Ross, Raymond and Leonard; one sister, Frankie; a step-daughter, Wynn Wood; and her parents.

Other survivors include a son, Dale Thomas and his wife Carma, Chetopa; a step-daughter, Pauline Bowman and her husband Loren, Alta Vista; a step-son, Gary Droege and wife Mary, Kansas City, Mo; two sisters, Nan Shirey and Jean Gray and her husband Leon, all of Bartlesville, Okla; a brother, Gene Hager and his wife Lil, Wichita; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Victor Droege, Council Grove; two sisters-in-law, Ruby Thomas, Emporia, and Viola Hager, Council Grove; and a nephew, Vernon Hager and his wife Helen, Council Grove.

A memorial has been established with the Morris County Hospital Foundation.
Transcribed and Contributed by Kenneth Thomas


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