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Juanita Irene (Statler) Summers

October 24, 1925 ~ August 16, 2019 (age 93)

Juanita Irene Summers, age 93, of Jackson passed away Friday, August 16, 2019 at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau where she had been a resident for 25 years.

She was born October 24, 1925, in Sedgewickville, Missouri, daughter of Joseph A. and Carrie E. James Statler.  She and Boyd Summers, Jr. were married July 7, 1950 in Chaffee, Missouri. 

Juanita was a 1944 graduate of Chaffee High School.  She worked at the International and Florisheim Shoe factories in Chaffee and Cape Girardeau.  Juanita was a former member of United Methodist Church in Chaffee for 55-years and was a 25-year member of New McKendree United Methodist Church in Jackson. 

In addition to her loving husband of 69 years, Boyd Summers, Jr., survivors include two children, Carolyn Sue (Jim) Franke of Hillsboro, Ohio and David Boyd (Patricia) Summers of Cape Girardeau; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister and four brothers.

The visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.  The funeral will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jimmie Corbin officiating.

Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

The family suggests that contributions be made to the Jackson Senior Center or New McKendree U.M.C.


Donations may be made to:

Jackson Senior Center
2690 Traveler's Way, Jackson MO 63755
Tel: 1-573-243-4241

New McKendree United Methodist Church, Jackson
225 South High Street, Jackson MO 63755
Tel: 1-573-243-8415

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