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"The Summers Family of Southern IL " Updated October 19, 2005
About Our Family Research
We lost Burton Eugene Summers Sept 13th 05 to lung cancer . He was a heavy smoker in his early years . He left two children , Elaine Barbara( Summers ) Degner ; born Jan 14th 1939 in Independence , Ia. and Roger Alan Summers : born May 4th 1940 in Thompsonvill Il. , by his first wife , Cecile I Luttrell whom he married in 1937 from Independence , Ia. A daughtre Sharon ( Summers ) Freeman born March of 1948 and another daughter decested by his second wife Eva (unkown)? and a son Burton Summers born:1964 to his third wife Genieve (Unknown )of MI. Burton's mother was Ruby May Marvel of Thompsonvill IL. and his father was Wallie Buel Summers of Logen IL. Elaine married Dennis Dale Degner Aug.29th 1958 and has three children Dale scot :born May 9th 1960 , Tamie Lynn : Aug. 9th 1961 and Cheri Marie : born Dec. 14th 1966 . Dale married Ruth Brackett of Traer ,Ia.in June 4th 1974 they have two sons David R : born Sept 1st 1974 and James E : born Jan.1981 Tamie married Brian Knoll in June 22 1984 they have two children , Agam :born Oct 26th 1988 and Aubri : born Nov 6th 1981. Cheri married Hector Gonzeles in March 1997 .Divorce in 1999 . Dennis and Elane have lived on the family farm that he was born on and raised their family there near Dysart, Ia . The farm belonged to Dennis's grandfather William Degner from 1901 .