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Mary Summers

October 12, 1924 — April 29, 2016

Mary Summers

Mary Catherine (Patriquin) Summers age 91 passed away on April 29, 2016 at Medicalodges in Coffeyville, Kansas.

Cremation will take place at her request under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. The family will hold Graveside Services on Monday, May 2, 2016 at 3:00 pm at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Coffeyville, Kansas.

Mary was born on October 12, 1924 to Thomas James and Marie Genevieve (Hamer) Patriguin in Osawatomie, Kansas. She and her family move to Longview, Texas where she attended school, also graduating from Longview High School. She then attended The Washington School of Arts. Mary and her parents moved to Coffeyville, Kansas where she was employed by Kress' as a Window Dresser. She then relocated to Chula Vista, California beginning work at Roar Industry as an aircraft sheet metal worker during WWII in 1943 as an original Rosie Riviter. While in Chula Vista she met and married James Wallace Summers Jr., on February 14, 1943. The couple owned and operated Sneller's Custom Draperies in El Paso, Texas from 1958 to 1964. In they moved 1966 to Coffeyville, James preceded her in death in 1999. Mary worked for Rock-A-Chair later known as American Craftsmen, retiring after 19 years of service. She came out of retirement to work for Alderman Acres for another 4 years.

Mary is survived by sons, Stephen Summers and his wife Kathy, and Ted Summers all of Coffeyville, Kansas; son-in-law, Steve McGuire, Rosman, North Carolina; grandchildren, Dana and her husband Tom Stephens of Howard, Ohio, J. D. Dufoe of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, Jim Summers and his wife Shannon of Caney, Kansas; great grandchildren, Kylah Shephard, Gage Stephens, Garrett Dufoe, Kirsten Dufoe, Feliese Stephens, Jillian Summers, Carson Summers; great great grandchildren, N&egraveko, Shephard, Nadja, Shephard. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Donna Mary Summers; daughter-in-law, Robin Summers; granddaughter, Amanda Kaye Summers; sister, Shirley (Patriquin) Bixby; brothers, Larry "Sonny" Patriquin and Bill Patriquin.

Mother's Love is like November, When she's gone you'll always remember. How she tried to make your troubles all seem insignificant as soap bubbles. Her love for you is ever expanding, she prays for you a happy landing of all your hope and dreams. So dream, she's always ready to offer good cheer. So when you see her as she is today. Remember the hardships she had along life's way and the sacrifices she made for you. And you knew, too, her love is true.... Written by Mary when she was 15 years old.

Service


Memorial Graveside

Restlawn Memorial Park Cemtery
2000 Woodland Ave.
Coffeyville, KS  67337
Monday, May 2, 2016
3:00 pm

Cemetery


Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery
2000 Woodland Ave.
Coffeyville, KS  67337
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