Birthday: Lola Fern Hubbard Droge

Lola Fern Hubbard Droge

Lola Droge

Lola Fern Hubbard Droge will turn 100 years old on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. She was born Oct. 16, 1919, in Leoti, to E. Russell and Mabel Hubbard.

Lola graduated from Leoti High School and then studied home economics for one year at the then Kansas State College of Agriculture (now KSU), where she met future husband Leslie Droge of rural Seneca. They were married Jan. 26, 1941. After living at several military bases in the United States during World War II and Leslie’s service overseas, they returned to begin farming the family farm north of Seneca.

They had a total of five children — Dennis of Vliets, Joann Freeborn of Concordia, Doug of rural Seneca, Duane of Eureka, and Beverly of Ozawkie. All children graduated from Bern High School and Kansas State University.

Lola has been involved in several organizations, including the Lucky Shamrock 4-H Club out of Bern, FCE (through the Extension Service), Republican Women and Gideons. She did the research of her great-great-great-grandfather Peter Hubbard II to prove he was a Revolutionary War patriot and joined the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her two daughters and also two of her granddaughters are members as a result. She is a member of the Frieden’s United Church of Christ north of Seneca. She still enjoys attending some of the organization’s functions. One of her hobbies now is listening to books on tape from the Kansas Library for the Blind.

She currently resides in rural Seneca.

An open house is planned for 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Bern Community Room on Main Street.

The Sabetha Herald 10/2/2019

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