Louise Sumner

December 6, 1920June 1, 2018

Louise Sumner, age 97 of Rogers, passed away peacefully June 1st at Circle of Life Hospice in Bentonville. She was born December 6, 1920 in Springdale, Arkansas. She was the youngest of eight children born to Harry Ware and Stella Williams Ware. She was a graduate of Vaughn High School. Louise never met a stranger. She loved to travel, was active in the Democrat Club, VFW and UMW. She was a charter member of the First United Methodist Church in Rogers and a devoted Razorback fan. She served her country as the wife of a WWII Veteran, married June 14, 1941. She was the steadfast, sometimes bossy matriarch of a large, loving family. She touched the lives of countless other families as she ran her own home daycare in Huntsville, then in Rogers until her retirement. She was preceded in death by her husband J.B. Sumner, her son J.W. Sumner, four brothers, 3 sisters, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. She is survived by her daughter Judy Lee and her husband Charles Lee of Pea Ridge, her son J.E. Sumner and his wife Shelia Sumner of Arizona, 6 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday June 8, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church, 307 W. Elm St. in Rogers, Arkansas. Visitation will be just prior to the service from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the First United Methodist Church 307 W. Elm St. Rogers, AR 72756 or Legacy Village c/o Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Rd, Springdale, Arkansas 72764.


  • Judy Lee, Daughter
  • Charles Lee, Son-in-law
  • J.E. Sumner, Son
  • Shelia Sumner, Daughter-in-law
  • She also leaves 6 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

  • John Lee, Pallbearer
  • Joshua Lee, Pallbearer
  • Daryld Pottoff, Pallbearer
  • Matt Colston, Pallbearer
  • Jason Sumner, Pallbearer
  • Jeff Krie, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 8, 2018

Louise Sumner

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Alvin Herrington

June 7, 2018

JE I am so sorry for your loss. I had not seen your mothers since she left Huntsville, She was always a charming lady to speak with. A wonderful person. May the Lord hold each of you in the palm of His hand during this difficult time.

Alicia Moody

June 6, 2018

Louise was one of those special “founders” of our church. Such a wonderful lady.

Tricia Paulson

June 6, 2018

Mrs. Summer was one of a kind! She was the most welcoming, kind, caring and warm ladies I have ever met! We were blessed to have met her at her home during our vacation with John and Sheila for the annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ Bike Rally. She welcomed us into her home and immediately made us feel like family. She made a life long impression on me and I am forever thankful for meeting her. Oh and her Banana Pudding was the very best! 💛