Beulah Summers

Monday, March 6, 2006

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

She was born on Nov. 17, 1912, in Bernie, Mo., daughter of John Neal and Elizabeth Robinson Murphy. She and Alfred Summers were married on Oct. 3, 1934, in Poplar Bluff. He died Nov. 18, 1995.

Summers was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter, where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the choir and Ladies Aid Society.

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

She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Biggs officiating. Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.