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Obituary: Ruth L. Summers, North Vernon


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Ruth L. Summers, 89, of North Vernon, Indiana, passed away at 11 p.m. Monday, December 9, 2013, at her residence.

Born April 20, 1924, in Greenway, Ark., Ruth was the daughter of Frank and Emma Sanders Steen. She married Robert Summers on June 29, 1947, in Washington, Indiana. He preceded her in death on April 6, 1995.

Mrs. Summers worked in the Jennings County School systems for 23 years, where she was a secretary at Hayden School and a Foster Grandparent for three years. She also worked in the Veterans Administration office in Indianapolis for 11 years.

She was a 1942 graduate of Daviess County High School in Washington, Indiana. Her memberships included First Church of the Nazarene, where she was a former VBS director, Sunday school teacher and Sunday school department supervisor. Her hobbies included sewing, crossword puzzles, reading, and collecting Precious Moment’s figurines.

Survivors include two sons, Tim (Jewel) Summers of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Randell (Brenda) Summers of North Vernon, Indiana; one daughter, Kristie (Tom) Wiley of Elizabethtown, Indiana; one sister, Norma Cook of Cincinnati, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Edith (Derek) Hounshel of North Carolina, Ann Conaway of Colorado, Amy Summers of Texas, Misty Summers of North Vernon, Indiana, John Summers of Brownstown, Indiana, Kenneth Summers of Columbus, Indiana, Andrew and Rebekah Wiley of Elizabethtown, Indiana; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, James Steen; three sisters, Catherine Hill, Ruby Bolding, and Dana Parr; and two grandchildren, John Oren Wiley and Roberta Brooke Wiley.

The funeral for Mrs. Summers will be at 11 a.m. Friday, December 13, 2013, at First Church of the Nazarene in North Vernon, Indiana, with the Rev. David Roscoe and Dr. Randy James officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 12, 2013, and one hour prior to the funeral on Friday. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services were entrusted with handling the arrangements.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the Nazarene Church.

You are invited to leave a message of condolence at www.dovesharprudicel.com.

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