Irene Summers

July 02, 1930 ‒ October 01, 2014

Crestline, Ohio

Irene Summers, 84, of Crestline went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at the home of her daughter.

Born July 2, 1930 in Harlan, KY, she was the daughter of Lincoln and Marie (Alford) Bays. She married Willie N. Summers on June 12, 1948 and he preceded her on February 2, 1998.

Irene attended the Church of God of Prophecy in Crestline and was formerly a cook at the Crestline YMCA. She enjoyed crocheting and never passed up a garage or yard sale. Irene was a very devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and loved the Lord and spending time with her family.

She is survived by children Willie “Bill” (Jamie) Summers Jr. of Fostoria, Roger (Pat) Summers of Galion, Debbie (Mark) Bland of Crestline, Connie (Rick) Church of Galion, Pam (Rick) Briner of Galion and Jerry (Julie) Bays of Marion; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three great great-grandchildren; brother Eugene Bays of Harlan, KY and a sister Betty (Daris) Meade of St. Paul, VA.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by daughter Artie Howard; two brothers and a sister.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 3, 2014 at the Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Church Of God Of Prophecy, 300 East Bucyrus Street, Crestline with Pastor Gary Grant officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Galion.

Memorial contributions may be made to HomeCare Matters Hospice in care of the funeral home

Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion is honored to serve the family of Irene Summers, and condolences may be made to them at

  • To the family of Irene Summers; you have my deepest sympathy and prayers go out to all of the family. May God help you in your time of need and take you by the hand and lead you on from this day forward. Bless each and everyone of the family. May she rest in peace until you are all united together again. Love and peace be with all of you. Patsy Beard

  • I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. Please accept my condolences. Connie I remember coming to your house and your mom was cutting up cauliflower. Your mom was a wonderful woman. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • We are sending our love, thoughts, and prayers during this difficult time. Irene was such a sweet lady and will be greatly missed.

    Chad, Beth, Brenna, Madalon, & Ashlin

  • Sending love , thoughts and prayers for all of you. Aunt Irene will be sadly missed by all. Love, Mary

  • One of the most precious women I know! Beautiful inside & out. Was privileged to know her most of my life. God bless & comfort this precious family , now & in days to come!

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you all ..I felt very close to aunt Irene and will miss her love is send to the family…may god bless you all and comfort you in time of need… love marlene .

  • So sorry for your loss We loved Irene. She was a wonderful
    woman. Heaven must be rejoicing at this moment for one
    of God’s children has made it home. Here for all of you if
    you need us. Love You

  • So sorry for all of Irene’s family to hear that she has passed away. Sad times…but, just try to remember all the good memories over all the years that she was there for you. Sincere condolences.

  • To the family of Mrs Summers, I’m so sorry for your loss. I pray for peace,comfort, and understanding at this very difficult time. Pam has shared so many great memories of her. God bless your family. Sincerely, Shamille

  • Sorry for the lose of your mother. I lost my mom about 1 1/2 years ago and it still hurts. God Bless you all. Pam touch base with me .

  • I`m so sorry for the loss of you Mom.I will miss her also. My prayers are with you. Love you guys.