Rose Summers


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Posted Online: Feb. 22, 2013, 7:19 pm
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Rose M. Summers, 85, of Rock Island, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at her home.
Services for Rose will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, where a rosary will be recited at 2 p.m. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Rose was born on Sept. 2, 1927, in Rock Island, a daughter of Phillip and Katherine Sidoti Raymond. She graduated from the former St. Joseph's High School, Rock Island. Rose married Robert E. Summers; they later divorced.
Ms. Summers worked for the Royal Neighbors of America Insurance Company, Rock Island for 33 years, retiring in 1989. She was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island, and a member of the Altar & Rosary Society of the church. Rose enjoyed taking bus trips to Chicago for shopping and attending the theater. She was an avid reader and enjoyed going out to lunch with her many friends, along with baking cookies, pies and cakes.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Chris Summers, Rock Island; granddaughters, Tara and her husband, Chris Berger, Rock Island, and Bree Summers, Kewanee; and a great-granddaughter, Taylor Berger.
Rose was preceded in death by her parents.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com.












 




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