James Earl Summers © Cheyenne Star Submitted by: Wanda Purcell
James Earl Summers was born January 22, 1887, in Davies County, Missouri near Coffey and departed this life June 10, 1977, at the age of 90 years. He spent most of his life in this same community.
He attended Freeport School and continued his education at the State University of Columbia, Missouri.
On October 17, 1918 he married Cuma E. Sadler and to this union a son, James Earl was born. He also had an older son, Gordon, by a former marriage.
He enjoyed his work in the Masonic Order, The Earl Lodge, A.F. & A.M. Coffey, Missouri, having been a member of the Order for more than 62 years becoming a jewel from the Independent Order of Odd Fellows some years ago.
He was a Charter member of the Eastern Star and a fervant spokeman for the Democratic party.
He was a farmer in early years and had been a director of The Farmer's Mutual Insurance for 23 years.
He was a devoted husband and father.
He leaves to mourn, his wife, Cuma; two sons, Gordon of Pallontung, Missouri; and James Earl of Topeka, Kansas; two daughters-in-law, Lucille and Beulah; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
He was also a brother-in-law of Eva Briggs of Cheyenne, Oklahoma; and the late Ethel Sadler.
Burial in Coffey Cemetery, Coffey, Missouri.
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