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Barbara Jean Summers

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Barbara Jean Summers (Hamilton), age 82, of Scottsdale, AZ, formerly of Lansing, Oscoda, Hillsdale and Kent City, MI, Roswell, NM, and Cottonwood, AZ, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from cancer.
Barbara was born in Lansing, MI on July 12, 1935 to William and Dorothy Hamilton. She graduated JW Sexton High School. She married the love of her life, Benjamin R. Summers, December 13, 1952.
Barbara and Ben were involved in church and community activities while Ben coached basketball and golf at Roswell HS from 1978-1991. Barbara worked as office manager for Drs. Ramage, Dominic, Treloar and French in Roswell.
Barbara was a faithful servant of God, and worked with the Stephen Ministry in Cottonwood, AZ. She was always there to listen, guide and pray for others with her gentle guiding hand. She was devoted to God, her husband, sons and friends.
Barbara is survived by her second husband, Robert Sippel, her four sons, Craig (Connie) of Batesville, IN, Randy “Whitey” (Carla) of Phoenix, AZ, Dr. Brian (Amy) of Greenville, NC, and Scott (Cindy) of Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX, 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, sisters Rosanne Raymond of Scottsdale, AZ and Margo Maurer of Oscoda & Ludington, MI, sister-in-law Rev. Janet Summers of Madison, WI, several nieces, nephews and cousins, and a host of dear and faithful friends. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, husband Benjamin R. Summers in 1992, brothers-in-laws James Raymond and James Maurer.
Cremation has taken place. Interment will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Lansing, MI. The family will have a Celebration of Life at graveside in the summer of 2018. Donations can be made to East Valley Hospice (EVHospice.com) or the American Cancer Society. May the Lord shine His everlasting light upon thee, and guide thee. Through Jesus all things are possible. God Bless.