Marilyn Joyce Summers

Marilyn Joyce Summers, 88, Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away March 20, 2017, at Liberty Hospital in Liberty, Mo.

Marilyn was born February 27, 1929 at The Lutheran Hospital, Moline, Ill., to Vernon Samuelson and Hazel Lorinda (Fair). She spent much of her young life in the Quad Cities, although she also lived in Minnesota, Fla., Versailles, Mo., and Excelsior Springs, Mo.

Marilyn worked at several jobs, including doing clerical work for Brown Shoe Company. She also worked at The Elms Hotel, and while living in Versailles was a receptionist for a doctor in Stover, Mo.

On August 6, 1983, she married Lowell Summers of Excelsior Springs. He preceded her in death in May of 2008.

Besides her parents and husband, Marilyn is preceded in death by her sister, Virginia (Samuelson) O’Dell, and a nephew, William Jeffrey O’Dell.

She is survived by five nieces and nephews, Diane O’Dell, Linda Mott, Judy Hatcher, William Summers, and Dennis Summers, nine great-nieces and nephews, many great-great nieces and nephews, several cousins, and a host of friends and loved ones.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2017, with funeral following at 11 a.m., at North New Garden Church in Excelsior Springs with Elder Darle Siegel officiating. Burial at North New Garden Cemetery.

Arrangements are through Bross and Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.