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Glenda Lou Tate Summers, 67 – Passed January 24, 2020

Glenda Lou Tate Summers, 67, of Mountain Grove, Missouri, departed this Earth on January 24, 2020 in Springfield, Missouri, surrounded by her family after a lengthy, hard-fought illness.

She was born August 12, 1952 to Claude Tate and Fay Ussery Loomis in Mountain Grove.

Glenda was a quality control inspector at Spangler Candy Company in Bryan, Ohio, until she moved back to Missouri to care for aging family members. Glenda had a green thumb and enjoyed tending to her garden and plants. She enjoyed music festivals, card playing and NASCAR races in her younger days. She took pleasure in cooking for her family and friends. She had an open heart and welcomed anyone into her home with unconditional love.

Glenda was preceded in death by her father, Claude Tate; her stepfather, Pete Loomis; a son-in-law, Randy Parsons; a sister, Patricia Tate; and two infant nephews, Jonathan and Gabriel.

She is survived by her loving mother, Fay Loomis of Mountain Grove; her three devoted children, Shericia Lynn Nipper of Cabool, Missouri, Timothy Noel Nipper (Holly) of Springdale, Arkansas, and Jamison Shaun (Laurie) of Mountain Grove; two grandchildren, Tristin Taylor Tate Nipper of Springfield and Cassidy Lydia Nicole (David) Ratterree of Mountain Grove; her great-grandson, Jayce Matthew Ratterree; two sisters, Sandy (Steve) Wright and Cheryl (Meno) Garza, of Bryan, Ohio; a brother, Ricky Joe Loomis of Bryan, Ohio; nieces and nephews, Amy (Jon) Noel, Danielle Davis, Alex (Emily) Wright and Chelsea Davis; great-nieces and -nephews, Jay, Neveah, Mason and Amelia; as well as dear friend and cousins that she cherished in Ohio and Missouri.

Visitation was held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, January 27, 2020, at the funeral chapel. Private family graveside services were in Hillcrest Cemetery on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at