In Memory of

Rosa M. Droege

January 23, 1931 - September 12, 2018


Rosa Mary Droege, 87, of Lee’s Summit, MO passed away at home on September 12, 2018 from a battle with pancreatic cancer. Visitation will be Monday, September 17, at Langsford Funeral Home from 1-2pm. Services at 2pm and burial at Lee’s Summit Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Church on the Rock Outreach Center in Lee’s Summit. Rose was born on January 23, 1931 to Nina and Andrew Piniecki. She graduated from Northeast High School in 1947. Rose married Kenneth Droege on May 6, 1949. They operated a dairy farm in Holden, MO. With a friend, Rose co-owned a food truck called the Chuckwagon, serving the best homemade pies at auctions. Rose was a homemaker, a secretary, and an administrative assistant for Ozanam. After retiring, Rose enjoyed working with students in Lee’s Summit schools as a paraprofessional. Rose had a deep love for God, her church, and the study groups. She will be forever remembered by her unwavering, unconditional love and devotion to her family. Also for her desire to spread the good word of Jesus to everyone she met. Rose is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth; son, Richard Droege; and sister, Pauline Passantino. Survivors include her children, Michael (Ricky) Droege, Oak Grove, MO, Kathy (Denis) Mattingly, Lee’s Summit, MO, and Sharon (Gene) Asay, North Kansas City, MO; sister, Janice Goldstein, of St. Louis, MO; sisters in-law, Frances Casey and Earlene Droege; 10 grandchildren, Mindy, Marcy, Erin, Elizabeth, Amy, Dionne, Missy, Kim, Erica, and Shane; 27 great-grandchildren, Kirsten, Denton, Ryan, Chris, Mike, Starla, Alicia, Drew, Summer, Victoria, Raelynn, Noah, Ethan, Anderson, Elaine, Griffin, Anna, Emmarie, Bryan, Sophia, Olivia, Hannah, Elizabeth, Leah, Lucas, Taylor, Krista; and 6 great-great grandchildren, Aleah, Alexander, Cadence, Braylee-Ann, Rylyn, Reagan. Rose will also be forever remembered by her many nieces, nephews, extended family, and dear friends.


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I met Rose at Sile and Chandra Burkhardt Lang’s wedding in April 2018. She was a very lovely lady. You could tell she loved God and her family! I pray the family will feel God’s love, grace and peace.

I will miss her. She was always in my life even when Mom died there was Rose with a smile and a twinkle in her eye when ever I have seen her these last few years. Loved her to pieces. Now she and Mom will be getting together and having fun. She is greatly missed.

Just like her name, Rose was beautiful in every way! She joined our little discipleship group some time back, and always brought her bright smile, joyful countenance and such desore to learn and grow. She will be missed greatly!! I do give thanks that the Lord blessed Rose with such a loving family (which she spoke of often) independence and an incredibly sharp mind even at 87. She lived life to the fullest and was a beautiful role model to us all!

I have known Rose for 42.years + she has always been a beautiful woman inside and out. I loved her like my own mother. The Love for her family and the Lord is remarkable. RIP ROSE DROEGE. YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. PRAYERS for the family. For comfort and peace. She is no longer in pain. And her and rick are dancing together on the streets of Gold.

I have only known Ms. Rose as she attended Bible Studies with our Ladies group at Beit El Echad but she immediately became welcomed. As I got to know her more I was captured by her beautiful spirit which reflected her love of God. I am grateful to have known her. She was a bright spot in our congregation and I will miss her. May your family experience the comfort of God during this time of loss. God Bless

I’m sorry that we are out of town and will not be able to attend the services. As the other branch of Droege’s, we want to send our sympathies and best wishes to Rose’s family. The few times that we met her were always special.

Rose was a very special person with a very kind heart and a deepfaith. She served as my Administrative Assistant at Ozanam for many years. We had a lot of fun together, she loved the Ozanam children, and she was of great support to me. I am sorry that I will be out of town and unable to attend her service. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.


Kathy, what a beautiful tribute to your mom. She always had such a contagious smile. I am so glad you and Denis took her on the trip to New England last Fall, Alaska cruise and other trips prior to the New England trip. She so loved her family and enjoyed the family gatherings. She is in God’s loving arms now – no more pain. She has left you with many memories so you will smile her smile when re-living them. May the Lord, who gives Peace, keep his arms around you and your family.
Please let me know if we can help you folks in any way.

Sister In Christ,
Dona Sims

So sorry Rose has lost her battle with cancer. She was a wonderful person and I will miss her always

I didn’t have a lengthy relationship with Rose, however, in the short time I knew her at Beit El Echad I found her to always be with a happy disposition, a smile on her face and so willing to help. She was thoughtful, kind and so pleasant to be around. We all loved her and are saddened at her not being with us any more. However, we know she is spreading that delightful personality she has all over Heaven!!!

For many years, Rose was a substitute teacher for me in the life skills classes at LSN and The G.R.E.A.T. Program. She showed so much patience and care for my students and always wanted to learn the best way to help them. She was kind, smart and funny and brought joy to our programs whenever she subbed. Even after she retired, she would stop in and visit with us. She will be greatly missed.

Rose ….

I’m so happy for her. She is without any pain or difficulties and can literally see The Lord Jesus! The Bible says, “absent of the body, present with The Lord”. I know she is so happy now.

She was always asking me about the Old Testament and observing the commands. What was or wasn’t an issue. The last time I saw her, I was able to give her her own Messianic calendar so that she would be able to follow along and understand. Rose was very curious and always asked interesting questions that made me check my resources to answer her. What a beautiful and humble spirit. Not a bit of pride in her that I could see and I feel very blessed to have known her. I cannot WAIT to see her in the Kingdom to yak about everything! Wow … one breath and she saw HIM! HALLELUYAH! Glory to His Name that is above EVERY name. Amen and Amen and AMEN!

Your mother and your family came into my familys life in 1963. I don’t remember how your mother and my mother met, but she was God’s instrument that invited my mom to church at First Assembly. Mom was of the Jewish religion, but soon after attending First Assembly, accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior. Our mom’s were such good friends through the years. I personally have so many wonderful memories of your mom! What a wonderful Christian lady she was! My mother is 94 now with severe dementia. I’m so thankful that God has allowed her to be with me for so many years. But, I know that soon, your mother and my mom will be reunited in Heaven to continue their friendship for Eternity! God’s comfort and peace be with your family at this difficult time and always.


Monday, September 17, 2018
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Monday, September 17, 2018
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063