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Margaret Janice (Moore) Sumner

July 7, 2018

Margaret Janice (Moore) Sumner, 89, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Midland Hospice. She was born in Delia, KS on January 13, 1929 to Cora Mildred (Zickefoose) and Cyrus Moore. She graduated from Delia High School. She was a homemaker and worked many years in food service for USD 321. On June 7, 1947 she married Charles (Bob) Sumner. They have two sons: Dennis and Vernon and one daughter Nancy. Bob and Margaret raised their family in Delia, KS. Margaret was a very involved member of the Sacred Heart Church. She was also a member of the Altar Society. She enjoyed playing cards and dominos with her friends as well as gardening and sewing.   In 1990 Bob and Margaret moved to St. Marys where they became members of the Immaculate Conception Church. Bob & Margaret always attended the grandchildren and great grandchildren’s events.   For 20 years Bob and Margaret spent their winters in Texas and enjoyed their time there with new and old friends. The last 4 winters they traveled to Phoenix, AZ. Margaret led a very loving, family and faith oriented life. Survivors include Sons: Dennie (Kathy), Topeka, Vern (Janet), Rossville, Daughter: Nancy (Mike), Phoenix, AZ. Brothers, Jim Moore and Cy Moore, Iowa,  Sister, Carol Moore (Nebraska) Brother-in-laws: Don Sumner (Peg), Topeka and Bill (Kay) Sumner, Topeka. 8 Grandkids, 11 Great-Grandkids, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceded in death by her husband, mother and father, 4 brothers: Lloyd (Blackie) Moore, David Moore, Tom Moore and Paul Moore. 1 Sister: Patricia Moore.  Margaret will lie in state after 2:00 P.M.at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys, KS on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from with a visitation starting at 5:30 PM and a Rosary following at 7:00 PM. A mass of celebration of life will be at Immaculate Conception Church in St. Marys, KS on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 10 AM. Memorial contributions go to Midland Hospice or Immaculate Conception Church and sent in care of the funeral home.




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16 thoughts on “Margaret Janice (Moore) Sumner

  1. Thoughts and Prayers for all of you–Margaret was one of the sweetest ladies ever–she will be missed!

  2. Denny, Kathy and Sumner Family,

    So saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. Hugs and prayers coming your way. I think of all of our times together often and love and miss you.

  3. Dennie, Vern, Nancy & family, So sorry to read of the passing of your dear mother. She was such a lovely person. May the good Lord give you comfort & peace during this very difficult time.

  4. Dennie, Vernie, Nancy & Families,
    We were so saddened to hear of Margaret’s passing. She is with Bob in Heaven now & I’m sure they’re rejoicing, but I know she left a big void here on earth. She was such a wonderful, caring & lovely lady and they were such an unforgettable couple!! They will always have a special place in my heart. It’s not often anymore that folks make such a huge impression on someone, but they both were such beautiful influences in our community. It is my pleasure and honor to have been a tiny piece of their wonderful life!! You are missed. Blessings & Prayers to you all. Fly Sweet Angel……God Speed……

  5. To Dennis, Vern and Nancy, I will miss your loving mother. We spoke on the phone often and I wish it were more often. Love to all of you. Joan Hobart Hofmann

    • We are so very sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in God’s sure promise of a resurrection as set forth in the Bible (Acts 24:15, John 5:28,19). Those who are raised to life on a restored paradise earth will have the prospect of never again being subjected to misery, sickness, and death (Revelation 21:4). These and other comforting Bible verses and thoughts can be found at jw.org.

  6. Dennie, Vern and Nancy
    We are saddened to hear of your moms passing. She influenced many young lives. Cherish her memories❣

  7. To Denny, Verny, and Nancy,
    Rick and I want to pass on our condolences for the loss of your Mother. We know that she will be right up there with Bobby, now. Keeping you and your families in our prayers.

  8. Dennie, Vern, and Nancy,
    I was so very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Margaret was such a beautiful lady, inside and out, and always had a smile on her face! It really makes me think back to those wonderful days in Delia, when all of our neighborhood was One Big Happy Family! . We didn’t realize what an effect our little small town would have on all of us. It was a great place to grow up!
    I will be out of town, and won’t be able to make it to Margaret’s services. But I will certainly be there with you all in thought and prayer.
    My heart hurts for you three and your families…..you can never prepare yourself to loose your Mom. She is with your Dad now tho, and you KNOW they are happy!
    Sending hugs and prayers to you all…….
    Roxie (Matyak) Fath

  9. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Margaret and Bob left quite the legacy. Hoping they are dancing together again and keeping continued watch over their beautiful family. My condolences & love to you all.

  10. So saddened to hear of Margaret’s passing, she was such a soft spoken, beautiful person. We have many great memories of Margaret and Bob that we will always cherish. Sending our love and prayers to all of Margaret’s families.

  11. Our deep sympathy to the family for your loss. Our Aunt Margaret will be greatly missed by friends and family. It gives us joy to know she is in heaven with Uncle Bob and so many other members of our family. One day we will all meet again.

  12. My deepest sympathy to all the family. Margaret was such a loving woman towards everyone. She will be greatly missed. Sending prayers of comfort to the family.

  13. Sorry to read about Margaret. I enjoyed working with in the kitchen. She was so proud of her family. RIP Margaret.

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