|Birth: ||Apr. 25, 1918|
|Death: ||May 17, 2010|
Mary Ann Myers Drotning, 92, died Monday, May 17, 2010, at Walnut Place in Dallas, Texas.
Mary Ann was born a twin on April 25, 1918, in Topeka, Kan. She grew up there, graduated from Seaman Rural High School in 1935, attended business college, and then earned a nursing degree from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, before enlisting in the United State Army in 1948. She served active duty as a Lieutenant for three years before receiving an honorable discharge. While stationed at Madigan General Hospital in Washington State, she married Theodore B. Drotning, also a Lieutenant in the US Army, on Sept. 17, 1949.
Mary Ann was a devoted military wife and mother, stationed all over the United States and overseas in Japan and Germany. In 1974, her husband retired from the Army, and they resided in San Antonio, Texas. While there, she developed her love of quilting, golf and gardening. In 1990, the couple moved to Weatherford, Texas, to be closer to family. In 2003, she relocated as a widow to Abilene, Texas, again following family. Her final move in April 2010, was to Dallas, again close to family.
We fondly remember Mary Ann fully absorbed in her sewing and quilting with numerous projects underway simultaneously. She actively participated in many quilting "bees" and guilds wherever she lived. When asked about her quilting, she lit up with enthusiasm! And there was no better activity when watching golf on TV every weekend.
Military Funeral Honors, "Honoring Those Who Served," will be held at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 24, with Cliff Stewart, pastor of First Central Presbyterian Church, Abilene, officiating. She will share her final resting place at the columbarium with her late husband, who died May 1, 2001.
She will be greatly missed by her three daughters, Mary Ann Allison and husband, Gary, of Henderson, Nev., Ruth Stark and husband, David, of Abilene, Texas, and Nancy Webb and husband, Joseph, of Colleyville, Texas. She is survived by her twin sister, Marjory Casement of Overland Park, Kan.; and grandchildren, Scott and Randy Allison, Jessica and Matthew Stark, Jon and Carolynn Dahlfors, and Madison and Jocelyn Webb.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Donald Myers and Darius Myers.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Caring Place, 4425 S. Jones Blvd., Suite 1, Las Vegas, NV 89103 or donate online at www.thecaringplacenv.org. The Caring Place is a nonprofit organization dedicated to easing the journey of those touched by cancer.
Theodore B. Drotning (____ - 2001)
First Central Presbyterian Church Columbarium
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Record added: May 01, 2013
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