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June 19, 2012

Ramona A. Summers

LOGANSPORT — Longtime Peru resident Ramona Aileen Kuhn Summers, born Oct. 16, 1928, in Logansport, was the daughter of Frederick L. and Juanita Louise Babcock Kuhn. On June 14, 1980, she was married in Peru to G.N. “Bill” Summers, who survives.

She died at 1 a.m. Sunday, June 17, 2012, at Blair Ridge Healthcare, Peru.

A memorial service will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church.

Also surviving are one son, Michael E. Saine and his wife, Elizabeth, Peru; one daughter, Deb Saine, Logansport; one stepson, Jeff Summers and his wife, Karen, McMinnville, Ore.; one stepdaughter, Lisa Summers Kobek and her husband, Bob, Indianapolis; three grandchildren, Kate Saine Gonzales, Westfield, Karlie Saine, Indianapolis, and Quinn Saine, Maui, Hawaii; and two great-grandchildren, Alex and Will Gonzales, Westfield.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Kuhn Kerr; and one great-aunt, Evie Stelts.

Mrs. Summers had attended school in Logansport and graduated from Peru High School in 1946. She retired from Summers Insurance Agency, where she had worked 22 years as a bookkeeper and a licensed agent for property casualty insurance.

Prior to becoming a bookkeeper and insurance agent, she had served as deputy clerk of Miami County Circuit Court for eight years.

She also had worked as a secretary for Schwartz Paper Company, Muncie, and H.K. Cuthbertson and H.A. Thrush companies, Peru, and as a proofreader for the Peru Daily Tribune.

Her first job was at a dime store in Logansport. She later sold tickets at the Roxy in downtown Peru.

Mrs. Summers had been a member of First Baptist Church, Peru, where she had served on the board of trustees and the finance committee. She also had been a member and a past president of the Miami County Symphony Unit, the northeast director of the Symphony Women’s Committee of the Indiana State Symphony Society, Inc., and a member and past treasurer of the Peru Art Club. She formerly belonged to Psi Iota Xi sorority.

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