Clara Berniece Summers, 81, Vandalia

Clara Berniece Summers, 81, of Vandalia, died on Sunday, June 29, 2008, at Christian Northeast Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

No visitation or services are planned, due to the body being donated to science. Private family services will be held at a later date. Hohlt & File Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Donors choice.

Mrs. Summers was born on April 13, 1927, the daughter of Amon and Mary Steiling.

She is survived by Ed Hubbartt of Effingham, Marsha Hipsher of Vandalia, Mary Sidwell of Vandalia, Alice Miles of Vandalia, David Summers of Altamont; daughter, Gloria Sprague of Shobonier; stepchildren, James Summers of Decatur, Jerry Summers of Vandalia and Janet Alsbury of Vandalia; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; several great-stepgrandchildren; and sisters, Loretta Schade of Mulberry Grove and Doris Goatley of Vandalia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons and a sister.

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