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OBITUARY - CLYDE SUMMERS

February 17, 1927 ~ December 7, 2010

Clyde SUMMERS, 83, of Mount Ayr, passed away December 7, 2010 at Mercy Hospice-Johnston. Clyde was born February 17, 1927 at New London, Iowa; graduating from high school in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army and then attended Parsons College; received his BA in Education at Iowa Wesleyan College before earning his Masters in Administration from the University of Iowa. Clyde was a teacher & coach in Milton and Morning Sun; Principal & coach in Farmington; high school Principal & coach in Winthrop; high school Principal & Athletic Director in Pleasantville; and was the high school Principal in Mount Ayr from 1974 to 1989, retiring after 37 years in education. After he retired, he remained active in his community with the Lions Club, Tourism Committee, United Methodist Church, being Mayor of Mount Ayr, and working (drinking coffee) with his friends.
He was an avid sports fan. He cheered for the Cardinals and attended his children's and grandchildren's sporting events, which brought him much pleasure. Clyde took pride in his home, farm, and family.

He married Charlotte GARRELS on August 27, 1950 and celebrated 60 years of marriage.

Survivors include his wife Charlotte of Mount Ayr; daughter Rhonda (Glen) KRAEMER of San Antonio, Texas and son Brian (Sarah) SUMMERS of Dallas Center, Iowa; grandsons Sam SUMMERS of West Des Moines, Joe SUMMERS & Charlie SUMMERS of Ames, and Matt TILLSON of San Antonio, Texas; and 3 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam & Lola SUMMERS; two sisters Alice & Doris; and one brother Robert.

A memorial fund is to the United Methodist Church.

Services were held Saturday, December 11th at 11:00 a.m. from the Mount Ayr United Methodist Church with interment at Rose Hill Cemetery. Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr was in charge of the arrangements.

SOURCE: www.watsonarmstrongfh.com/obituaries.aspx?turl=http://aurora-24708.tributes.com/show/Clyde-Summers-89980773

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, December of 2010

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