Roxie Sumner, 53, Lecompton, lost her fight with cancer in the early hours of Sunday, Feb.16th, 2020. She was born in Topeka, KS. and lived her entire life in Lecompton. She was the daughter of Gerald Powell and Mary Walter Powell. They both preceded her in death.
Roxie graduated from Perry Lecompton High School in 1984. After high school she was employed by Reser’s Fine Foods for several years where she met the love of her life, Teddy Sumner. They were joined in marriage in 1996. Later she was employed by the Kansas Turnpike Authority for many years.
Roxie was a huge race fan and raced street stock cars at Topeka Raceway for a number of years.
She is survived by her husband Teddy of the home. Roxie had 2 sons, Jordan Sumner of the home, and Teddy Sumner of Lawrence, and a daughter, Becky Sumner of Ottawa. She survived by 2 brothers, Gary (Deb) Powell and Kevin Powell, both of Lecompton. Roxie had 2 grandsons and 2 granddaughters. They were the light of her life. Roxie was full of life and fun. Always a smile on her on face. She will be greatly missed by all.
The family will receive friends and family Thursday, Feb. 20th, from 5 till 7 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Services will be Friday Feb. 21st at 10:00 at the Lecompton United Methodist Church, with Pastor Rob Ernest officiating, Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Lecompton, KS. Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.
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Sending love to you all.
Gary, the Powell family and the Sumner families,
What sad news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ted, So sorry to hear about Roxy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
We grieve this loss of a wonderful woman and cousin taken too soon. We love you Roxie. You will be missed here, until we meet again. Fly high angel.
I send prayers, love, and hugs to teddy and all of Roxie’s family. On multiple occasions she brightened up my day and I will always hold her memory and smile in my heart.
We are so sorry for your loss.
Teddy, So sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. You and your family are in our prayers.
Teddy, so sorry to hear of your wife ‘s passing. prayers for the family.
Our sympathies to the Sumner and Powell families. Sending love, strength, and healing to you all.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. Your memories of Roxie and the good times you shared can never be taken away.
Ted and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry to hear about Roxie’s passing.
I’m so sorry to read about Roxie. I enjoyed working with her. All of my thoughts to her family.
We are so sorry for your loss. Roxie will be missed greatly. Our thoughts are with your family.
Ted and family, we are so sorry for your loss. You and your family our in our thoughts and prayers.
My condolences to the Summer family and Kevin and Gary. My prayers are with you all.
Sorry for your loss.She was a smiling person and will be missed.
I was so sad to hear this. I am lifting you all in prayer and for mercy and peace at such a hard time.
I’m going to miss my Best Friend Roxie! I know your in a better place and i have to let God take care of you now and your not going to suffer anymore.I love you and you will be missed.R.I.P my Darling Friend Love your best Friend Malee And Prayers for The Family and i’m sorry for your Loss
So sorry to hear of Roxy ! My the Lord warp his arms around in this sad times.
Our thought and prayers are with the family. Growing up in Lecompton as kids we all close so like family it’s hard see her go.
To the Sumner and Powell families – my deepest sympathies on the loss of Roxie. She was a fun, ornery, and very happy person who I know cherished her family above all. She will be dearly missed.
I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort to you all.
So very sorry to hear about Roxanne. Gary and Kevin, you are in my prayers.
so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the Powell family.
So sorry kevin and gary for your loss. She was always a bundle of energy. We had a lot of fun as kids in campfire girls. Prayers to you all.
I am so sorry for your loss. I graduated with Roxie, and as was stated, she always had a smile on her face. Rest In peace, Roxie.
My heart is with your family. Roxie will be missed deeply.
Ted, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
My sympathies to the Sumner and Powell families. Will always remember Roxie’s smile and spunky personality. RIP Roxie.
So sorry to hear about Roxy. Our thoughts are with the family.
Teddy and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
So sorry for your loss prayers for all of the Powell family my heart goes out to you
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