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Anna Mae Summers

Anna Mae Summers, 91, of Smithton, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, July 27, 2023.

She was born September 19, 1931, in Kansas City, MO, a daughter of the late Frederick A. and Anna I. (Klein) Stimpfel. On January 13, 1951, at St. Patrick Church in Sedalia, she married Charles William “C.W.” Summers, who preceded her in death on October 16, 2014.

Anna Mae was a 1948 graduate of Sacred Heart High School. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul parish and attended St. Patrick Chapel.

She was a farmer’s wife. In her early years, she helped her husband, C.W., milk the cows. She always had lunch ready for hungry family and farm hands, preparing countless hamburgers over the years. She was a fabulous cook, was known for her delicious liver and onions, baking lep and sugar cookies at Christmas,  and hosting family meals.

In the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s, she babysat in her home for both family and friends. She loved the children and they loved her.

She and C.W. always looked forward to hosting 4

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of July events at their home. When the food was ready, Anna Mae would call “Circle” and pray before eating. This was followed by a grand fireworks display at nightfall.

She enjoyed flower gardening, growing strawberries and collecting cardinals and hummingbirds. She was a great conversationist and enjoyed watching soap operas.

Anna Mae worked very hard for everyone around her, including the Lord.

Survivors include six children, Tommy Summers (Rhonda), of Smithton, Terry Summers (Diane), of Cole Camp, Sherry Taylor (Charles Lee), of Smithton, Tim Summers, of Sedalia, Sheila Staus (Fred) and Sharleen Boehm (David), all of Smithton; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Marlene Moon; and two great-grandchildren, Baby Matt and Elijah.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 3, 2023 at Saint Vincent de Paul parish, St. Patrick Chapel with Father Joe Corel officiating.

Pallbearers will be Matt Summers, Kevin Taylor, James Taylor, Jeffrey Boehm, James Summers and Carter Boehm.

Honorary pallbearers will be Theodore Summers, Gabe Summers, Michelle Taylor, Windi  Cornine, Rachel Summers, Sara Nelson, Renee Summers, Carmen Goss, Brittany Pritchard, Brianna Summers and Ashlee Sartain.

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Friends may pay their respects and sign the guestbook after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 2, 2023 at Heckart Funeral Home. Prayers of the rosary will begin at 5:00 p.m. with visitation to follow until 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Sacred Heart School or Crossroads Hospice in care of Heckart Funeral Home.

Arrangements under the direction of Heckart Funeral Home.
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