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Melvin W (Ted) Sumner

Male 1914 - 2001  (87 years)


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  • Name Melvin W (Ted) Sumner 
    Nickname Ted 
    Born 15 Sep 1914  Delia, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Dec 2001  Amarillo, Randall County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6574  Rossville
    Last Modified 23 Nov 2019 

    Father Walter Levi Sumner,   b. 16 May 1888, St. Clere, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1972, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Maude E Murrow Sumner,   b. 25 Apr 1891, Adrian, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1976, Holton, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 4 Apr 1910  Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Documents
    Anniversary- Sumner, Walter and Maude
    Anniversary- Sumner, Walter and Maude
    anniversary
    The children of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sumner, Mayetta, will honor their parents upon the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday, Mar. 29, with a reception at the Delia Grade School.

    Friends and relatives are asked to call between three and five o’clock p.m. The couple asks that no gifts be presented.

    There are nine living children: Mrs. Chester Lutz, Mayetta; John Sumner, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Ted Sumner, Hereford, Tex.; Ray Sumner, Tacoma, Wash.; Everett Sumner, and Bob Sumner, Delia; Dale Sumner, and Don Sumner, Topeka; Bill Sumner, of Manhattan.

    A son, Cleve Sumner, died in 1963.

    Mr. and Mrs. Sumner were married Apr. 4, 1910, in Topeka. They have 31 grandchildren, and 36 great-grandchildren.
    Family ID F5263  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Virginia Lee Houck Sumner 
    Married 3 Aug 1935  Colby, Thomas County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Phyllis Jane Sumner Boston
     2. Ted Sumner, Jr.
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2019 02:21:05 
    Family ID F5848  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Obituary- Sumner, Melvin
    Obituary- Sumner, Melvin
    Melvin “Ted” Sumner
    Melvin "Ted" Sumner, 87, Amarillo, TX, died Monday, December 24, 2001 in Amarillo, TX.

    He was born September 15, 1914, in rural Delia, the son of Walter and Maude Murrow Sumner.

    He was a self-taught mechanic and had been a tool-died designer for Boeing Aircraft building B-29 airplanes during World War II. He and his wife started a custom combining business in 1947 and, when he retired in 1987, the business had six combines, seven trucks, multiple grain trailers, and a work force of more than 12 3mployees.

    On August 3, 1935, he married Virginia Houck in Colby. She survives.

    Other survivors include a daughter, Phyllis Boston, Amarillo, TX; a son, Ted Sumner, Amarillo, TX; a sister, Ethel Lutz, Holton; five brothers, Raymond Sumner, Lakewood, Wa., Robert Sumner, St. Marys, Dale Sumner, Estes Park, CO., Don Sumner, Topeka, Bill Sumner, McAllen, TX; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

    Services were at 2 p.m., Thursday at Kingswood United Methodist Church in Amarillo, TX.
    Memorial contributions may be made to BSA Hospice and sent in care of Olivia's Angels, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, TX 79176; or to the charity of the donor's choice. Schooler Funeral Home in Amarillo, TX was in charge of arrangements.