Mary Carolyn Summers, age 65 of Adrian, Mo., died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Mo. She was born June 29, 1947, to Norman Stanley and Margie Lou Bowman Jenkins in Ponca City, Okla.

Mary, one of two children, grew up in Haviland, where she attended school. On July 1, 1967, she was united in marriage to Joe Summers in Ashland. Mary worked as a support manager for Wal-Mart until her health no longer allowed.

Mary enjoyed watching and feeding hummingbirds, fishing with Joe, reading romance novels, bowling and working word puzzles. She was a strong woman but was sweet to all who knew her and would do anything to help others.

Mary was very good with the kids at work, listened to their problems and was very motherly to them. She had a great sense of humor and enjoyed making others laugh.

Mary is survived by her brother, Tom Jenkins and wife Connie of Pratt, one nephew, two nieces and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Joe.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 at Jenkins Cemetery in Cullison, with Pastor Tony Reynolds officiating.

Contributions may be made to Children's Miracle Network. Arrangements are by Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Mo.

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