Nancy Kaye Sumner

December 12, 1957September 18, 2011

Nancy Kaye, nee Lowe, Sumner, 53 of Belleville, Illinois, born December 12, 1957 in Belleville, Illinois, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Belleville, Illinois Nancy was a member of the Pi Gamma Mu. Mckendree University, She received her Master’s Degree in psychology with emphasis in counseling in social work from the Lindenwood University, Nancy never met a stranger, she had a love of animals and loved her family immensely. She is preceded in death by her father, Carl L. Lowe. Surviving are her loving and devoted husband, Terry Sumner; son, Anthony (Kate) Buechler of Allentown, Pennsylvania; mother, Garnet G., nee Guest, Lowe of Belleville, Illinois; grandchildren, Vivien Buechler and Mikayla Morgan and a sister, Bonnie (Floyd) Gessford of Millstadt, Illinois; niece, Valarie Morgan, also, survived by other relatives family and friends. Memorials in Nancy’s memory may be made to the Mark Gessford Memorial Scholarship Fund, care of Belleville West Senior High School or to the Belleville Area Humane Society. Online condolences may be expressed at A memorial gathering will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm at the Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois Funeral services will be held at the Funeral Home at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois


  • Visitation Wednesday, September 21, 2011
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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Sherri Kemp

September 26, 2011

Uncle Terry, I am sadden about Aunt Nacy i love ya'll wish i could of came to Illinois to be with you. Know i am thinking about you.
Love always and forever.
Sherri Lynn Burroughs Kemp

Melissa Graves

September 20, 2011

I am very saddened to hear of Nancy's passing. She was a co-worker and a friend that I had the pleasure of knowing and working with at Adapt of Illinois. Nancy was truely a wonderful person and always saw the good in everyone. My thoughts and prayers or with her family. May God bless you and help you through this diffiult time.

September 20, 2011

So sorry to hear about Nancy and I send my sympathy to her family. I enjoyed having her in my classes at McKendree.
Murella Bosse

Tami Eggleston

September 20, 2011

I was so sorry to hear the news about Nancy. She will be missed by many. Nancy was one of my favorite students at McKendree University. She was so engaged and truly loved learning. She was a special person. My heart goes out to her family and friends.

Terry Lewis

September 20, 2011

Condolences to all of the family. I had met Nancy just once as she welcomed me into her home for a family gathering. She was gracious and I could feel the love she had for her family and they in return to her. In this time of loss you will still have Nancy's love and memories, those never go away.

Prayers going up for all of the family.

Gary & Char Featherling

September 20, 2011

Nancy, you will be missed by all especially by your grandkids that won't get to know how fun your were. We had a lot of good times in the day. Will never forget you. Ours prayers are with the family.

Amy Suydam

September 20, 2011

I am deeply saddened to learn of Nancy's passing. She was a very kind hearted person always willing to help anyone who needed it. I enjoyed every class that I had with her at McKendree. She was a joy to be around. My thoughts and prayers are with Nancy's family at this time.

Larry Copeland

September 20, 2011

Terry & Family,

I am truly shocked and sad to hear about Nancy's passing. She is a very wonderful person whom will be dearly missed. I will never forget her smile and funny laughs at Thanksgiving and Christmas time when we visited. My prayers and thoughts go out to you at this time.
May God Bless and Keep you.

Larry Copeland (Shane Martin's brother)

Angela Martin

September 20, 2011

Rip Aunt Nancy, You will be missed by a lot of people. You were always open hearted, even to a stranger. You had a big heart and let it show. We had some great times growing up. Running all over town and coming home to uncle terry looking at us with a stern look, And where have you two been. You would always say is she hurt. she look upset. Then don't worry about it, we had fun. That's all that matters.
Love ya,
Angie and Family

September 20, 2011

terry sorry t hear about nancy iam sending my condolence to you betty vansant your step sister