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Rachel May Summers Heath
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Birth: Apr. 8, 1897
Preston County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 1968
Preston County
West Virginia, USA

Kind, gentle Rachel raised three daughters and a grandson. A son died shortly after birth. Rachel's life was mostly hard, but she was not a complainer. Her husband's employment not steady, she raised and dressed rabbits, took in laundry, and milked cows to help support her family. She pieced beautiful quilts and was a master of that Preston County specialty, buckwheat cakes. This hard-working lady also had a green thumb and grew beautiful houseplants.

Apparently Rachel said little about her childhood. Her mother died when Rachel was young and relatives cared for her and her siblings. One of her daughters recalled that she did mention that she was close to Daisy Cramer, one of her father's half-siblings.

Rachel, a dear lady, was beloved by all who knew her.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Floyd Summers (1869 - 1958)
  Rhena Belle Wilhelm Summers (1868 - 1907)
 
 Spouse:
  Jonathan Renax Heath (1882 - 1963)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Sue Heath Goldsborough (1915 - 2002)*
  William Floyd Heath (1916 - 1916)*
  Idella H. Heath Forman (1917 - 1985)*
  Lillian Grace Heath Watring (1919 - 1987)*
 
 Siblings:
  Chester C Summers (1890 - 1972)*
  Clyde Summers (1893 - 1960)*
  Gilbert Charles Summers (1894 - 1950)*
  Rachel May Summers Heath (1897 - 1968)
  Samuel Lovel Summers (1900 - 1978)*
  Faye Summers Miller (1902 - 1991)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Shady Grove Cemetery
Bruceton Mills
Preston County
West Virginia, USA
 
Created by: BBowers
Record added: Jul 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94338525
Rachel May <i>Summers</i> Heath
Added by: BBowers
 
Rachel May <i>Summers</i> Heath
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- BBowers
 Added: Aug. 29, 2013
I think of you often. Thanks for all you did for my father when he was growing up.
- Beverly Bowers
 Added: Jul. 29, 2012
 
 
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