Jacque left us here
on Earth on March 26, 2019, to join a large waiting family who has preceded
her in death.
Jacque was born on
March 31, 1928, to Hanley and Jean Summers.
She was a long-time
resident of Griffith, Indiana where she graduated from Griffith High School
in 1947. After a short career as a telephone operator for Illinois Bell,
Jacque entered Cincinnati Bible Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio. She worked
summers through college at Lake Region Christian Assembly in Cedar Lake,
Indiana, serving ably as the Dining Room Manager. She furthered her studies
at Lincoln Christian College in Lincoln, Illinois, from where she graduated
in 1958. Following graduation, she worked for a bit again for Illinois Bell
and then, in the early 1960s she went to work for the Northern Indiana
Public Service Company (NIPSCO).
Kenneth A. Kearney, a chemical engineer, on May 21, 1966, and thereby also
became loving step-mom to Ken's sons, Steve (Martha), Greg (Judy), and David
(Jane). Jacque and Ken lived in multiple places in Indiana, including
Chesterton, Seymour, Vincennes, and Brownsburg.
Jacque was preceded
in death by Ken and by her parents, Hanley and Jean.
She is survived by
her sisters, Sandra (Sandy) Summers Ziegler and Jane Summers Papiese, both
of West Richland, Washington; her brother-in-law Robert Emmett Kearney; and
her sister-in-law, Beth Ellis, both of Texas; and many grandchildren and
Friends and family
remember Jacque for her personal faith in God and her encouraging testimony.
She loved bold, bright colors (especially orange), singing, flowers, birds,
talking about her family's rich Hoosier history, and friendly chats with her
nieces, nephews, grandchildren, grandnieces, grandnephews,
great-grandchildren, and many, many other relatives and friends. If you ever
talked with Jacque, you knew you were precious and loved, and that someone
was praying for you.
Visitation will be
from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Monday, April 1, at Matthews Mortuary, Brownsburg,
with funeral services there at 12 noon. Graveside service and interment will
be at 2:30 p.m. (EDT) at the Chalmers (IN) Community Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to Lincoln Christian University, 100 Campus View
Dr., Lincoln, IL 62656, or Cornerstone Christian Church, 8930 N. SR 267,
Brownsburg, IN 46112.
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