Carol L. Summers

August 21, 1924 - November 23, 2017

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Monday, November 27, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel

Tuesday, November 28, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel


Tuesday, November 28, 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel


Carol L. (Jolly) Summers, 93, of Rome City died Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017, in Parkview Noble Hospital.

She was born in Fort Wayne on August 21, 1924, the daughter of James J. and Verne E. (Bliss) Jolly.

On February 17, 1943, in Kendallville she married Eldon James “Jim” Summers, while he was on leave from the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Nearly a lifetime resident of Noble County, she retired in December, 1987 after 23 years as secretary at Rome City Elementary School.

She was Valedictorian of the Rome City High School class of 1942 and a member of BPW International.

Carol enjoyed reading and doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles. She dearly loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are a daughter, Diana Harris of Rome City; three sons, Dr. Richard (Mano) Summers of Summerville, South Carolina, Roger (Judy) Summers of Fort Wayne, and Eldon “Rusty” (Laura Fox) Summers of Missoula, Montana; a sister, Dorothy “Dolly” Chapman of Rome City; 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim; two sisters, Virginia Kotz and Betty Lockwood; two brothers, James Jolly and Richard Jolly; and a great-granddaughter, Larissa McCorkle.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with the Rev. Shalimar Holderly of Calvary United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Orange Cemetery, Rome City.

Calling will be Monday, November 27, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Preferred memorials are to Acres Land Trust, 1802 Chapman Road, Huntertown, Indiana, 46748.

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Gloria Goings Zimmer
December 4th, 2017 5:56am
Bozeman, Montana

So sorry about Carol's death. I remember her fondly from my Rome City days. My mom enjoyed working with her. My condolences to the family and prayers for your comfort in this loss..

Cindy & Dan Lash
November 30th, 2017 12:33pm
Rome City

I was always happy to see Aunt Carol walking around town. Have missed that lately. Dan repaired their organ years ago when Uncle Eldon was still with us. Praying for comfort for your family. (My mom was Nancy Summers Freeman.

Ken ,Deb and Tom Wooten
November 28th, 2017 4:55pm
Rome city

So sorry in losing Mrs. Summers,we all loved her and would do anything to help her and you Diane.We will still be here for you at anytime!.I will honestly be sad and thinking of mrs summers everytime I raise my flag up every spring!,We love you all,god bless a sweet lady!

Tim and Judy Joyner
November 28th, 2017 5:08am
Missoula, MT

So sorry to hear about your mom. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love from your Montana family.

Richard and Mano Summers
November 27th, 2017 4:51pm
South Carolina

We will miss you Mom. You were always loving, caring, giving, smart and funny. We know you are with Dad and both of you are looking down on us and cheering us on. Till we meet again we know you are having a wonderful time in heaven with Dad.

Shelia Bowman Laymon
November 27th, 2017 2:41am

I loved always seeing her out and about. She always asked how Dad and Mom were doing , always concerned about her family. We will all miss your wonderful smile and I know Dad will miss those visits that he and mom use to make to your house before Mom passed this year.. Fly high Aunt Carol and soar with the Angels.

John Wilcox
November 26th, 2017 7:11pm

My condolences to Diana, Roger, Richard, and Rusty on the passing of your Mother! She touched a lot of people's lives and was a wonderful human being! She and your Father were great role models for the four of you and I know they had to be very proud of the children they raised! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families!

Bonney Eken and Chip Miller
November 25th, 2017 4:36pm
Missoula MT

Although we did not know Carol, we’ve had the privilege of becoming friends with her son, Rus. Wishing the Summers family peaceful hearts, Bonney and Chip

Laura Jolly Adams
November 25th, 2017 3:20am
So. California

So many years have passed. My mother (Marcella Jolly) spoke of you often and fondly. Say hello in heaven to my father, Richard N. Jolly. Love to all.

Dr TA Dougherty - retired School Psychol
November 25th, 2017 12:35am
Mesa, AZ

So very sorry for the family's loss. I remember this friendly lady as having a smile for all when I went to Rome City to see students. She was a joy to work with.