Beulah Summers

Monday, March 6, 2006

DEXTER -- Beulah May Summers, 93, died March 4, 2006, in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at Poplar Bluff.

Born Nov. 17, 1912, at Bernie, daughter of the late John Neal and Elizabeth Robinson Murphy, she had previously lived at Essex and Bernie. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter where she was a choir member and a Ladies Aid Society member.

On Oct. 3, 1934, at Poplar Bluff, she married Alfred Summers who preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 1995.

Also preceding her in death were: three brothers, Ruben Murphy, Pete Murphy and Howard Murphy; and two sisters, Doris Brown and Mary Reeda Palmer.

Survivors include: one son, Norman Dewayne Summers of Rector, Ark.; two daughters, Shirley Gantner of Dexter and Carolyn Parker of Jackson; one brother, J.W. Murphy of Poplar Bluff; one sister, Dorothy Kinkade of Moberly; and four grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren.

Visitation is from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Kenneth Biggs officiating.

Burial will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.