'June 10 1936 - Jan 20 2016
Drusilla Piatt Esslinger 79, passed away January 20, 2016 at her home near Madison,
Drusilla was born June 10, 1936 in Eureka, Kansas, the daughter of Robert and Lois Benham Piatt.
She was joined in marriage to George Esslinger on May 28, 1957, in Madison, Ks. They celebrated their lives together for 59 years.
After attending several schools, including Hamilton Rural School, Drusilla graduated from Madison High School in 1954. She attended Kansas State Teachers College and graduated in 1959 with her Bachelor of Science in Education.
Her first teaching position was at William Allen White in Emporia, Kansas. She then began teaching at Madison Elementary in 1960 where she continued until her retirement in 1987.
Drusilla returned to college several times to obtain her Masters in Education and work for her Reading Specialist and Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Education. She had obtained 78 graduate hours beyond her Masters degree, Drusilla loved teaching whether it was teaching elementary students; 4H students to cook or sew, her own children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, her many 'adopted' family members, or her online students. She was a talented seamstress, artist and doll maker.
Dru will survive in the hearts of her husband and large family.'
She will also be fondly remembered by many who knew her in the 'doll world'.