Patricia Marlene SUMMERS

February 22, 1947August 10, 2019

Patricia Marlene Harden Summers

Born 22 February 1947, Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania. Born to eternal life 10 August 2019, Old Hickory, Tennessee.

Patricia is the second daughter of the Reverends John and Ferne Kuhn who preceded her to heaven along with her oldest son, James Shon Harden and oldest sister, Judy Lou Glasgow. Patricia received a BA in Education from Trevecca Nazarene University, Masters Degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, California, PA and Edinboro University. She did her Doctoral Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Patricia devoted her professional life to being a teacher and principal.

In addition to her husband, William, she is survived by her siblings John Glenn (Susan) Kuhn, Hope (Brett) Valentine, Doris Davis and Kathy Wheeler. Children: William Shane (Kate) Harden, Patricia Dawn (Johnathan) Crumpton. Step Children: Michael (Marian) Summers, Mark (Barbara) Summers, Daughter-in-law Sandy (Matt) Cashion. Grandchildren: Gabriel, Isaac and Eden Harden, Victoria (Frank Traughber), Alexandria, Colby and Zachary Crumpton. Step Grandchildren: Crystal (Zach) Rhome, Matthew Summers, Christine and Kevin Summers. In addition she has three great grandchildren: Roxy Rose Traughber, and Josiah and Elijah Rhome. Patricia was a mentor mother to many and developed a mother daughter relationship with Nallely (Silvestre) Rodriguez and was a Mimi to Junior, Manuel, Berenice, Nataly, and Marely. In addition she has many nieces and nephews.

Those are the facts; the woman behind them is indescribable, unparallelled...a passionate lover of Jesus, His church, her family and friends. She was the epitome of hospitality, always wanting to feed anyone who came through the door. She loved her home and her yard as each season brought another round of flowers for her to enjoy… She loved her creator and His creation. Patricia was continually attempting to connect people and restore relationships. She lived to lead people to Jesus through her unconditional love.

For those whose privilege it was to know and love her, there will only be a release from grief when we are reunited with her in the presence of the Lord. That is our hope as believers in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

As an alternative to flowers a contribution to Nazarene Missions International via the Old Hickory Church of the Nazarene, would be appreciated.

605 Jones Street, Old Hickory, TN, 37138

The Celebration of Life Memorial Service

Old Hickory Church of the Nazarene

August 17, 2019

10am Visitation

11am Service

12pm Lunch


  • Visitation Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 17, 2019


Patricia Marlene SUMMERS

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Sarah Howell

August 15, 2019

My heart goes out to all of those who grieve for this beautiful angel on earth and now in Heaven! Patricia was a matriarch for the MOPS group at GreenHill Church when I first became to know her. She guided and delighted so many young ladies in their beginning journey into motherhood! Her daughter Dawn and I became neighbors almost immediately after Dawn was discovering one of any Mothers true test of motherhood, pregnancy, and childbirth. Both Dawn and I only had our first two kids when we met! I can vividly still remember seeing Dawn and Patricia at the hospital during this time! Patricia always had an ease of friendship about her. She welcomed all! I will remember this the most. Very inviting, caring, loving, and giving! She is a true example for her family! I had the pleasure of being a neighbor who might see her every now and then, a member of MOPS who received some of the best advise from her, and I enjoyed the witness of some of these ladies who really needed that mentor and she welcomed them in so very many ways! My very deepest condolences to the families who are enduring her loss but delighting in her new beginnings with our God! ❤️

Nina Hefner

August 13, 2019

Shane & Family,

There’s no doubt The Comforter has come , and you know you’ll see your mother & grandmother again. But we, who are left-here, are human even though we don’t grieve as those who have no hope. So I will be praying for you to have peace & strength during these difficult days.

Your mom’s obituary was beautifully written, evident that you helped write-it Shane.

Nina Hefner