September 10, 2020
Darlene L. Summers age 78, passed away Tuesday September 8, 2020 at Centennial Medical Center. She was born September 24, 1941 to her parents Delbert and Dessie Reeder. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by husband, James L. Summers; son Terry Austin; great-granddaughter, Trinity Faith Summers; 8 brothers and sisters. Ms. Summers worked as a store clerk and attended Allen’s Chapel United Methodist Church and Smithville First Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by 3 children, Jimmy Summers, Timothy Summers (Tammy Horsley), and Patty Summers Warner (Curtis Adams) all of Smithville; grandchildren, Ricky Warner, Jr., Dustin Warner (Carrie Carol), Scott Austin, T. J. (Jo) Summers; great-grandchildren, Sean Austin, Trinton Summers, Gracie Summers, Makenna Warner; brother, Odell Reeder of Lebanon. Funeral services will be Saturday September 12, 2020 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel at 2 PM with Elder Ricky Arnold officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2 PM. Due to the COVID-19, the Governors Executive Order 38 and 51 Social Distancing Guidelines; Our pews in the Chapel are marked off to respect the guidelines and allow approximately 100-125 people for the service, we ask for the health and safety of everyone that you please exercise Social Distancing. The Funeral Home Lounge is Closed and NO Food or Drinks are allowed in the funeral home. The Funeral Service will be live-streamed on DeKalb Funeral Chapel Facebook page. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.