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Lynda Jean Sumners, age 73, Joplin, Mo., passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin.
She was born February 21, 1944, in Joplin, to the late John Jackson and Mary Eva Orr Jackson.
Lynda married Monty Sumners on June 5,1958, in Albuquerque, N.M. He survives of the home.
She served many years as one of the first female police officers for the City of Joplin, after retirement she worked as a security officer for St. John's Hospital, Joplin.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Darryl Sumners; one brother, Orr Collins; and a sister, Fern Crandall.
Survivors include her husband; one son, Lonnie Sumners, wife, Karen, Webb City; a daughter, Diana Sumners, wife, Tami Hood, Carthage; two grandsons, Travis Sumners, wife, Patricia, Joplin, and John Sumners, wife, Annie, Joplin; one granddaughter, Shalimar Sumners, Neosho; and three great-grandchildren, Cameron, Jay and Eevee Sumners.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 26, in the Parker Mortuary Chapel, with Tim Herrington officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin.
Published on August 24, 2017
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