Mildred Louise Summers, 88, of East Peoria and formerly of Winchester, passed away at 10:55 a.m., Sunday, April 6, 2014, at her home.
Mildred was born April 26, 1925, in Winchester, to Albert and Emma Evans Walker. She married Wilbur Eugene Summers on June 29, 1944, her loving husband of 61 years. He preceded her in death in 2006.
Surviving are her children, Fred Summers of Hot Springs, Ark., Sharon Gualandi of Peoria, and Debbie (Rick) Snow of East Peoria; her grandchildren, Annette Rees, whom she helped raise, Larry (Sheri) Gualandi, Chris Gualandi, Michael Summers, and Sara Summers; her great-grandchildren, Kayla and Jennifer Gualandi, and Kaitlin Belfield; three great-great grandchildren; and her caregiver and friend of six years, Bridgette Morden. She was also preceded in death by her parents; six brothers; one sister; one great-grandson; and a daughter-in-law.
Mildred worked for State Farm Insurance Companies until her retirement.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Winchester Cemetery in Winchester. The Rev. Tom Miller will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory in East Peoria. Memorial contributions are suggested to TAPS No Kill Shelter. Condolences may be left online at www.deitersfuneralhome.com.
Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory - East Peoria
444 E. Washington Street East Peoria, IL 61611
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Apr. 8, 2014