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Bonnie Jean (May) Summa was born August 24, 1937 on a farm in Lotts Creek Township, Ringgold County, IA to Bessie Faye (Marsh) and Reuel Emerson May. She graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1958.
On June 6, 1959 Bonnie was united in marriage to Gerald Lee Summa. To this union two boys were born Eric and Ellis. Bonnie worked at the nursing home north of Mount Ayr as a nurse’s aide. She was a cashier for Don’s Ayr Liner in Mount Ayr for many years. She later worked a few years at the dime store and was a cook at the school. While she worked, she also was a seamstress, sold Avon, baby sat, baked cakes for family and friends and most importantly was a homemaker.
Bonnie was a member of the Mount Ayr Embers for many years while Gerald was on the Mount Ayr Volunteer Fire Department. Bonnie passed away on Monday, November 30, 2020 at the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother and sister-in-law, Carl (Pearl) May; brother-in-law, Eldon Dillenburg. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 61 years, Gerald, of Mount Ayr; two sons, Eric Summa of Mitchellville and Ellis (Donna) Summa of Indianola; granddaughter, Jenna Rae Summa of Chicago, IL; brother, John (Carol) May, of Mount Ayr; sister, Retha Dillenburg, of Mount Ayr.
Services were held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2020 at Armstrong Funeral Home in
Mount Ayr, IA.
Officiating was Rev. Charles Weiman.
Casketbearers were Bill Stull, Denny Huntsman, Eugene Dillenburg, Daniel Stull, Irwin May and Bernard Crawford.
Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr, IA.
Memorials are to the Mount Ayr Embers and Free Methodist Church of Mount Ayr.

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