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32814 Utica Road
Fraser, MI 48026
Phone: (586) 293-3390
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Wanda Sumner

Wanda Sumner (Nichols)

Tuesday, June 1st, 1926 - Saturday, November 30th, 2019
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Wanda Nichols Sumner
Born June 1, 1926
Entered into Eternal Life November 30, 2019
Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother, Aunt

Preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Dallas Destine Easterwood; her husband of 29 years, Olaf "Catfish" Ernest Sumner; also son Dallas Douglas Easterwood, grandson Matthew Dallas Easterwood, son-in-law Richard Henry Sale, siblings, Norman Nichols (Mary Ann) and Truman (Frank) Maughan

Wanda was born in Providence, Kentucky to Ohmer Lee Nichols and Iva Lue (Vinson) Nichols. Her family moved to Detroit Michigan when she was ten years old and she remained a resident of Detroit until her retirement.

Wanda's greatest passion and source of pride and joy was her family. She is survived by her daughter Wanda Suellen Sale (d. Richard), daughter in-law Christine (d. Dallas Douglas ), Sharon Easterwood, David Easterwood (Elizabeth), Shelly Kelley (Kevin)
Loving, proud Grandmother of Derek Sale (Amy), Jennifer Hayes (Jeff), Jessica Lyczynski (Aaron) , Mark Easterwood, Alan Kelley, Seth Kelley (Alyssa), Brandon Kelley (Sarah), as well as 9 great-grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Wanda became a licensed Cosmetologist after graduating from high school and maintained her license well into her 80's. She worked with Dallas over the years at Dallas Cleaners, becoming the first woman in Wayne County to become a Licensed High Pressure Boiler Operator. She became the Owner and Operater upon his death, maintaining the business for 16 years.

Wanda and Olaf "Catfish" married in 1971 and eventually retired near Oak Beach . They enjoyed boating and fishing; Olaf caught 'em, Wanda cooked 'em! She enjoyed gardening, decorating, working with Olaf creating various crafts ranging from wooden figurines to flowers made by recycling plastic milk bottles. Mom was a great cook, she made special cakes, like "Hat Cake" for birthdays and everyone's favorite, Cherry Pie.

Wanda's happiest times in retirement were spent with her grandchildren, from going to farms for pumpkin patch outings to walks through the woods and to the beach. She also enjoyed boating, fishing and watching the sunrise on the beach.

Wanda's last years were spent with her daughter Shelly, son-in-law Kevin and grandson Alan. Despite her declining health, she maintained her independence and activities as much as possible, determined to regain her strength to be able to continue her life-long devotion to family; celebrating their achievements, always there to listen whenever anyone needed to talk. Mom prayed daily for her family and friends, always asking us to let her know exactly what she needed to pray for. Wanda expressed her unconditional love offering words of comfort and wisdom inspired by her faith in the Lord.

Mom will forever be in our hearts, we will love, miss and remember her every single
day.

Memorial services will be held December 14, at 1pm in Fort St. Presbyterian Church of Detroit. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be addressed to the Fort Street Presbyterian Church Light Fund.
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    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Fort Street Presbyterian Church of Detroit
    Address
    631 West Fort St.
    Detroit, MI 48226
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Sending love, prayers for peace & gentle hugs to you all. Love Kris & Dale
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Shelly, I am so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. My condolences to you and your family. My condolences also to your family on the recent death of your father in law, Bill. I happened to see his obituary after his service while looking for the obituary of an acquaintance on the Faulman Walsh site. He was a nice man. Hard for you and Kevin to each lose a parent back to back. Are you still working?
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