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Charles M. Sumner

July 23, 1923 ~ October 19, 2000 (age 77)

Charles M. Sumner, 77, of Evansille, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, at St. Mary’s Medical Center of complications of cancer.

He retired in 1982 as an in­spector after 35 years with Whirlpool Corp. He was a World War II Army veteran and recipient of the Pur­ple Heart. He was a member of the Owls.

Surviving are his daughter, Lavonne Hall of Evansville; a son, Charles W of Evansville; two sisters, Eula C. Godwin and Lu­cille Shelton, both of Evansville; two grandchildren, Kacy Sumner and Abram Hall; a great-grand­child; and nieces and nephews.

His wife, Vera (Phelps) died in 1996.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel, the Rev. Robert Nall officiating, with burial in Alexan­der Memorial Park, with military rites.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Hope Can­cer Resource Center.


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