May 13, 1933 - November 3, 2020
Geraldine “Gerry” (King) Summers, age 87, went to her final resting place on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 in her home. She was born in Murphysboro to Daniel and Dailey (Wisely) King, Sr. on May 13, 1933. On January 20, 1962 she married Kenneth (Gene) Summers. They shared 58 years of making wonderful memories. Gerry worked most of her life in Murphysboro; retiring from Wal-Mart, #302 on July 12, 2012 after 26 years of faithful service. She worked hard helping to provide for her family whom she loved very much. She will be sadly missed by all. Her favorite pass time was going for long car rides; going to flea markets; sitting and relaxing at the Murphysboro Lake; and eating out with her friends. Gerry was a member of Lone Oak Baptist Church. Leaving to mourn her absent is her husband, Kenneth (Gene) Summers; her daughters, Cynthia (Paul) Sanders of Mulkeytown and Monica Summers of Murphysboro; grandsons, Andre Adams of Murphysboro; Jayson Mathews and Shane Sanders, both of Mulkeytown; granddaughter, Desiree Adams of Murphysboro; seven great-grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren; a special sister, Shirley Bowling of Yuma, AZ; nieces, nephews, cousins; special cousins, Joyce and Darrell Eisenhauer of Ava; and many friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Dan and John King; sisters, Earline Imhoff; Ida Mae Bylnes; Pauline Bush, Frances Moore and Doris Roberts and a great-grandson, Ge’Mari Adams. Funeral Services for Gerry Summers will be Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 1:00 pm in Crain Pleasant Grove-Murdale Funeral Home with Pastor David Dyer officiating. Entombment will follow in Murdale Gardens of Memory Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Lone Oak Baptist Church and/or Donor’s Choice, and will be accepted at the funeral home.
Geraldine “Gerry” (King) Summers, age 87, went to her final resting place on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 in her home. She was born in Murphysboro to Daniel and Dailey (Wisely) King, Sr. on May 13, 1933. On January 20, 1962 she... View Obituary & Service Information
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