Helen Catherine Summers, 97, of 54912 Wilbur Rd., Three Rivers died Tuesday, August 04, 2009 at Riverview Manor. She was born December 22, 1911 in Oreana, IL., the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Hogan) Fitzgerald. She graduated from Decatur, Il, High School in 1928 and graduated from St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing, Springfield, IL, 1932. She married Stanley Joseph Summers in Rockville, IL, Aug. 28, 1937. He died Dec. 22, 1981. Helen and Stanley moved to Three Rivers in 1955 where she was a nurse at the Three Rivers Medical Clinic, retiring in 1980. She was past president of Hice-Shutes Auxillary #170 and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Her hobby was exclusively being with her family.
Helen is survived by two sons and their spouses, Thomas (Becky) Summers, Freeport, MI, James (Nancy) Summers- Constantine, one sister, Mary Knapp, Sturgis, 5 grandchildren, Michael Wm. (Michele) Summers, Jennifer (Raymond III) Antel, Christine King, Cathy Greenway, Thomas (Noel) Summers, 15 great grandchildren and 2 great- great granddaughters, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three brothers
The family will receive friends Thursday, August 6, 2009 from 6-8 P.M. at the Hohner Funeral Home, Three Rivers, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 P.M..
Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, August 7, 2009 at 10A.M. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 702 E. Chicago Rd. White Pigeon MI 49099 with Fr. Rob Moss, celebrant. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Three Rivers.
Memorials may be directed to the Sr. Maxine McGee Church Hall. Envelopes available at the funeral home and church.