Jewel Nadine's Story

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HILLSBORO, Ind. - Jewel Nadine (Leimgruber) Summers, 86, formerly of Hillsboro, Ind., who had been residing Greenfield, Ind., passed away at 6:31 p.m. EDT Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Hancock Regional Hospital, Greenfield, surrounded by her children.
Nadine, as she was known in the community, was born Jan. 17, 1931, in Houston, Texas. She was the daughter of the late Arnold Leimgruber and Hattie (Groda) Leimgruber Blair. She graduated from Davis High School.
Nadine married Robert "Bob" Summers on Aug. 11, 1951. Bob preceded her in death on Dec. 21, 2013.
While living in Hillsboro, Nadine worked at Hopkins Syndicate for Dr. George Crane. She later worked with Crowder's Flower Shop. She and her husband, Bob, operated Summers Shelter Insurance Company along with Hattie's Café in Hillsboro. She later worked in the fabric and craft department of Walmart.
She was a member of Hillsboro United Methodist Church along with the WWU Sunday School Class. Nadine was a present member of Trinity Park United Methodist Church. She was a 50-year member and past matron of Fern Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. She was a 30-year member of the Girl Scouts, serving as leader and also as a cookie chairman for several years.
Nadine leaves behind four daughters, Sharon Summers, Greenfield, Ind., Nancy Funkhouser, Elizabethtown, Ky., Jeannine Summers, Mainville, Ohio, and Jody (Rodney) Christman, Ansonia, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Joshua Funkhouser, Kim (Charles) Casey, Christie (Paul) Simon, Justin (Eva) Brewer, Jamie (Kerly) Brewer, Robert, Megan and Allen Christman; seven great-grandchildren, Jessica, Makayla, Katelyn Funkhouser, Anthony, Julianne, Jenna Casey and Zoe Brewer; and four step-great-grandchildren, Kennedy, Mallory, Wesley and Molly Simon.
Nadine loved her family, reading, watching westerns, sewing and making crafts. Nadine was so proud that she has four daughters and a family who knows and loves the Lord, like she did. She taught them to always remember their faith. As a resident of Springhurst, she was well loved and very spoiled.
Friends will be received at 11 a.m. EDT until service at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 21, at the Maus Funeral Home, Hillsboro, with Pastor Sharon Summers and Nadine's grandson, Joshua Funkhouser officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hillsboro. A celebration of Nadine's life will be 2-4 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 22, at Springhurst Health Campus, 628 N. Meridian St., Greenfield, Ind.
Memorial contributions may be made to www.thetrilogyfoundation.org. Condolences may be sent on line to www.mausfuneralhome.com.
Published on June 19, 2017
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