David Michael Drollinger, 73, of Kearney, Mo., passed peacefully at home March 13, 2014, surrounded by family. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. followed by a service celebrating David's life at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to NorthCare Hospice. David was born July 23, 1940, in Marion, Ind., the middle of five children of Jasper and Josephine (Parks) Drollinger. Following graduation from Mississinewa High School in Gas City, Ind., he served in the U.S. Army from 1958 until 1961. David received his Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University
and later received his Master's degree in Finance from U.M.K.C. David's career in Engineering and Finance with Trans World Airlines spanned 28 years, until his retirement as Director of Aircraft Development in 1995. He served on the Board of Directors of Community America Credit Union and was a volunteer tax aide for AARP for 13 years. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Lois (Day) Drollinger; his children, Jeffrey Drollinger, D. Mark Drollinger (Diana) and Laura Cridlebaugh (Phillip); grandchildren, Peyton and Emily Cridlebaugh; siblings, Charles Drollinger (Jennie), Sarah Horton (Heniger), Janess Leming (Ronnie) and Marigene Nesbitt (Tom); as well as many nieces, nephews, and their families. You may share a message with the family or sign an on-line guest book via www.parklawnfunerals.com
Arr.: Park Lawn Northland Chapel, (816) 781-8228.