Dorothy Louise Summers
Dorothy Louise (Ketner) Summers
October 28, 1925- October 4, 2012
Passed away peacefully on Oct 4, 2012 with her two daughters by her side with loving care of Hallmark Hospice of Houston Tx.
Dorothy is proceeded in death by her husband of 57 years, Warren G. Summers; son, Douglas G. Summers;
Dorothy is survived by daughters Pamela (Neal) Lewis of Va and Karen Christensen of Houston Tx her caregiver. Also
Sister Maxine Donoho of Saline And brother Dewey E Hezekiah Ketner of Grass Lake. Also four grandchildren thirteen nieces a nephews a nine cousins.
Dorothy and Warren were residents of Jackson on Lincoln St from their Marriage in 1945 members of The United Methodist Church on Backus St until 2002 moving to Houston TX to be near their daughter for senior care.
Dorothy was a very kind and loving soul. She was dedicated to her family, friends and neighbors. She was the type of person who would rather go without then to see others suffer. Dorothy was always the first to offer a helping hand and to volunteer for those jobs that no one else wanted to do.
Dorothy has a strong belief in God and the Holy Spirit. Her favorite story was about how she donated her last dollar to the church during her greatest time of need. Her husband Warren was in an iron lung and was not expected to live. She has a nine month old baby girl and a three year old son. Dorothy had exactly one dollar left with no money to pay for food, the mortgage or utilities. She put the last dollar in the offering plate at church and said a prayer and left. Within 3 days, she had received enough money to survive from donations from the church; friends and neighbors had collected on her behalf. By the grace of God she and her family have survived.
During her lifetime, Dorothy played many different roles. She started working full time at the tender age of 8. She was the caregiver for three children. She worked for a doctor during her early teens, and in high school worked as a retail clerk at Woolsworths.
She was very proud of the fact she graduated from high school. During World War II, she worked as Rosie the Riveter. Dorothy actually worked on the B52’s welding rivets across the wings on the aircraft, later on in life; she became a seamstress for Camps International.
Throughout her life, Dorothy lived and loved with great compassion. Animals and small children held a special place in her heart. She donated her time and energy to the PTA, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.
Dorothy was the type of person who was able to forgive wrong doings and hurtful words by turning the other cheek. She was always kind and polite to everyone. Her greatest joy was her family and her flower garden.
May she rest in peace knowing that her family and friends love her and will honor her memory by being kind, polite and forgiving to others.
Graveside Memorial Celebration Of Life will be held Oct 27, 2012 at 1 PM with eulogy by her brother Dewey E Hezekiah Ketner at The Roseland Memorial Gardens at 3744 Brooklyn Rd Jackson Mi, 1Mi East of 127 South,in case of foul weather in The Garden Chapel. All are welcome to come join us in a Celebration Of Life as we bid farewell to Dorothy on her final adventure. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice or Church of choice.