Mary Katherine Summers

May 03, 1926 ‒ April 18, 2017

Galena, Ohio

Mary Katherine Summers, age 90 of Galena died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, April 18, 2017 at her home.

She was born on May 30, 1926 in Columbus, Ohio the daughter of the late Theodore W. and Mary (Madigan) Schluep.

In October 1941, she married Harold E. “Bud” Summers at Linden Lutheran Church in Columbus.  This past October marked their 75th year together as husband and wife!

Throughout the years, Mary worked many different jobs, from Sears, to Timken Roller Bearing, to Sanese Services, and to Big Bear, but not one of those was more important than her role as wife, mother, and homemaker.  She was a hard worker who loved cooking and baking for her family.

Mary also enjoyed sewing and quilting; so much so, that Bud turned their guest bedroom into a “sewing” room for her.

In addition to her husband, Bud she will be missed by their children David and his wife Rose of Delaware, Karen Stamm of Columbus, and Dan and his husband Blaine Wright of Delaware; five grandchildren Billie Jo Derfer, Eric Summers, Wendy Rains, Kyle Summers, and Chrystal Chaffins; ten great grandchildren; brothers Johnny Schluep and his wife Pat, Marty Schluep, and Ronnie Schluep and his wife Beverly; sisters Theresa Rathburn and her husband Darrell and JoAnn Reichert; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law David Stamm; and siblings Steve, Bessie, Fred, and Ted Schluep.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 7 PM at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074 with Funeral Celebrant Marvin Hintz officiating.  Friends may call on the family from 5 PM until the time of the service.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve Mary’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at

  • May God Bless you Bud and all your family. Mary Katherine will be missed. We are so sorry for your loss.
    Love your friends and neighbors,
    Heather & Dave Adams

  • We are very sorry Dave. Also very sorry we missed the service, but be assured we are thinking of you and your family.

  • To the family of Mary Katherine Summers. My family sends their deepest sympathy to you. Our thoughts and prayers goes out to you. John 5:29.