Margaret Summa

Margaret Joyce "Peggy" Summa

Tuesday, August 30th, 1932 - Sunday, November 24th, 2019
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Margaret Joyce (Peggy) Summa, 87, passed away November 24, 2019. Peggy was born on August 30, 1932 in Nebraska City, NE to Harry and Alice (O’Banion) Carstens. She was a graduate of Centerville, IA High School, and Northwest Missouri State Teachers College in Maryville, MO. She taught school in Leon, IA and physical education at Central Missouri State College in Independence, MO. She was a member of the Eastern Star.

She married Billy F. Summa on February 27, 1953, recently celebrating their 66th wedding anniversary.
Together they attended the summer Olympic Games in Montreal, Quebec, and Seoul, South Korea.
Peggy is survived by her husband Billy Summa, nephews, Pat (Karen) Vidas, Vero Beach FL. Barry (Vera) Buchanan, Ottumwa, IA, nieces, Pam Willis, Maryville, MO, and Ann (Michael) Rondeau, West Palm Beach, FL, and Barb (John) Riddick, Mt Pleasant, IA.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Theresa and Beverly, and brother, Edwin.
A celebration of life will be held Sat, Dec. 7th at Speaks Suburban Chapel, from 10 am until noon.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Truman Heartland Community Foundation c/o Bill and Margaret Summa Scholarship Fund.

Condolences may be expressed at (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel 816-373-3600)
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    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Speaks Suburban Chapel
    18020 E. 39th St.
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John L Maris Jr

Posted at 05:17pm
Bill, we received notice of Peggy's passing belatedly . . . Ed Barnes caught the obit and sent it on . . . . Peg and I wished that we could have been there to express our deepest sympathy for your loss. We hope that you're doing well . . . . call us; we'll come out of these hills . . . . or, come to these hills SW of Denver. Lew & Peggy Maris

Monte Gagliardi

Posted at 08:45am
Coach Bill, Linda and I are very sorry to hear of the passing of Peggy. Many fond memories of you both.
Monte and Linda Gagliardi, Wm. Chrisman class of 64 and NWMSU Bearcats 68.

Vic Cromer

Posted at 12:33pm
Bill - I was sorry to read about the loss of your wife, Peggy. I have fond memories of our time at NWMSC, Maryville in the mid 50s - football, track and fraternity brought us together.

Again, my condolences.
Vic Cromer '57
Lee's Summit, MO
Would love to visit at a later date as we are headed to AZ at the end of this week and won't be back home until the end of March. Hope to reconnect! Vic

John Murphy

Posted at 12:50pm
Coach Bill Summa, I would like to express my sincerest condolences on the loss of your wife.

John Murphy, class of 1971.

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