Ruth (Summitt) Geer

Ruth (Summitt) Geer, the daughter of Chester A. Summitt and Kati O. (Darden) Summitt, was born on July 1, 1924 in Cardwell. She died on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, at the age of 94 years, 4 months, and 19 days.
She and Thomas Carter Geer were united in marriage on Sept. 11, 1946, and they were privileged to spend over 54 years together, and to this union four children were born.
Geer was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ and attended Harding University where she met Carter. She taught elementary school for several years at Crowley’s Ridge Academy in Paragould, Ark., and later served for several years as administrative secretary at Crowley’s Ridge College in Paragould. She and Carter served as missionaries in Tanzania and Kenya for the 18 years prior to his death. She then moved to Searcy, Ark., for a few years and later moved in with Ruthie (her daughter) and Ray Deck in Mascoutah, Ill., until she entered the health care facility there in 2014. In July of this year she moved to the health care facility in Ash Grove where she was until her death.
Geer was preceded in death by her husband, Carter, on April 1, 2001; her brothers, Herbert, Sherrill, and Moody Summitt; and her sister Glendola Harrison.
Geer is survived by her four children: Sandra, and husband Bill Halfacre, of Olive Branch, Miss.; Janet, and husband Fielden Allison, of Monduli, Tanzania; Tom Geer, and wife Mary Ann, of Ash Grove; and Ruth Ann, and husband Ray Deck, of Sarone, Italy; 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, from noon-until service time, at Church of Christ at Antioch, Cardwell. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m., at the church, with burial to follow at Cardwell Cemetery, Cardwell.  
 Arrangements under the direction of Wilson-Griffin Funeral Home, Ash Grove.


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