Charles “Gutch” Summerville

Memorial services for Charles ”Gutch” Eugene Summerville, 69, Ozawkie, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ozawkie United Methodist Church, Ozawkie, Kansas.

Mr. Summerville died Monday, October 29, 2012, at his home.

He was born August 23, 1943, in Jefferson County, the son of Claude Glendale and Martha Elizabeth Gutschenritter Summerville. He graduated from Perry High School in 1962.

Mr. Summerville started working on the farm as a teenager. Over the years he worked for Norris Bros. in Lawrence, Hercules Powder Plant in DeSoto, Corp of Engineers in Perry, as a dairy farmer, and then starting his own construction business in 1985.

He married Rosie Ann Courter on February 1, 1964, in Oskaloosa, Kansas. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Bill Summerville and Brian Summerville and wife Meridee, both of Oskaloosa; two daughters, Genie LeRoux and husband Eric, of Oskaloosa, Debbie Giffin and husband Mike, of Garnett; mother, Martha Summerville, of Perry; brothers, Sam Summerville and wife Debbie, of Perry, John Summerville, of Topeka; sisters, Linda Levings and husband Duane, Claudia Zimmerman, Betta Goepfert and husband Al, all of Perry, Beth Harrison and husband Charles, of Topeka; grandchildren, John “Duke” LaDuke, Chas Summerville, and Jamie LaDuke; great-grandchildren, Samantha, Mya, Quinci, and Mulan.

His father Claude and son David Summerville preceded him in death.

The family suggests memorials to Jefferson County Home Health Care, or the American Heart Association, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Steve & Jo Adams...

We are so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. We enjoyed his stories and he always had a smile on his face. He will be missed dearly.

From Wayne Feuerbacher...

Dear Rosie & Family:

I enjoyed visiting and laughing with Charlie in Ron Edmond’s station over the years. I know he as a hard worker & loved by his family & friends. I loved his laugh. Sandy and I truly are asking God to find ways to comfort you through your loss.

Wayne & Sandy Feuerbacher

From Debbie Davenport and Marty Drey...

Marty and I are thinking of you and your family at this time. Very sorry to hear of your brother’s passing.

From Ron Stalkfleet and Kay Sheaffer...

Sammy and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Charlie was a special guy we are sure he will be missed.

From Genie LeRoux...

Dad, I want you to know that I love and miss you.. you are a one of a kind dad, that I am very proud of the way you raised us. I promise you I will take care of mom….rest in peace dad… I LOVE AND WILL ALWAYS MISS YOU. PLEASE HAVE THE BEAUTIFUL ROSE GARDEN READY FOR ME.. FOR ONE DAY WE WILL MEET AGAIN.. UNTIL THEN, GOD BLESS YOU AND THANKYOU FOR ALL YOU’RE HARD WORK YOU PROVIDED FOR US…

From Sharon Golden Combined Insurance...

Dear Rosie, Bill, and Brian,
Was so sorry to read about Charles’s passing. Please know that I’m thinking of you and hoping your wonderful memories sustain you through this difficult time. My prayers are being sent your way.

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