Thomas E. Summers
Thomas E. Summers, 80, of Mt. Vernon died 12:20 p.m. Feb. 8, 2005, at
his home. He worked at Freeman United No. 3 as a coal miner.
Mr. Summers was born Oct. 2, 1924, in Benton to Oran H. and Ulla (Kearney)
Summers. He married Wanda (Brown) Summers July 15, 1948, in Benton; she
Funeral services will be held 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home in
Mt. Vernon. The Revs. David Mays and John Murphy will officiate. Burial will
follow at Wolfe Prairie Cemetery in rural Jefferson County. Military flag
presentation will be conducted by the chaplain of American Legion Post 141
of Mt. Vernon. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home
in Mt. Vernon.
Mr. Summers is survived by his wife, Wanda Summers of Mt. Vernon; sons Michael
E. Summers and wife Susan of Scheller and Douglas W. Summers and wife Angie of
Bonnie; daughters Charlotte D. Huntman and husband Mike of Mt. Vernon and Renee D.
Smyser and husband Pete of Ottawa; five grandchildren, Lee Summers and
wife Becky of Bonnie, Matthew Huntman and wife Jonica of Columbia,
Jonathan Huntman of Mt. Vernon, Josh Summers of Bonnie and Kimberly Summers of
Scheller; a great-grandchild, Cade Summers of Bonnie; a brother, Norman
Summers and wife Betty of Highland, Mich.; and several nieces and
He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Darrel Summers; and four
Mr. Summers served in the United States Army from March 1943 to Nov. 2, 1945.
He was a member of Marco Full Gospel Church, where he was an elder, and of the
United Mine Workers of America. He loved the outdoors, as well as hunting and fishing.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the
organization of the donor's choice and will be accepted at the funeral home or
may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL
62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home,
where you may call 242-3348 for obituary information at any time.
Date: 10 Feb 2005
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman