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Patricia Ann Sumner

November 9, 1937 — July 29, 2023


Patricia Ann Sumner


Patricia Sumner was called to Glory on July 29, 2023. Patty started her life 85 years ago in Sanger, WV. She spent her youth on the small farm of her loving grandparents, John and Alice Rainey and uncles Thomas K. Rainey and Sheffie Ray Rainey. She often told stories of all the wonderful food that was raised on the farm and how much she loved the time spent there. She would tell us of the big garden and beautiful flowers her Granny raised. From this, a love of gardening was instilled in Patty and lasted her lifetime. Her faith was also nurtured there, and she became a member of the Gentry Missionary Baptist Church from age 5 until her death, as well as a member of South Parkersburg Baptist Church since 1977. She married the love of her life and spent 67 years with him, only 7 weeks separated their deaths. She retired after 23 years with West Virginia Corporate Credit Union. As a volunteer, she served 19 years on the West Virginia Credit Union League Board, the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department for 5 years, Ready WV starting in 2013 and donated and served evening meals to the South Parkersburg Baptist Church youth group. All who knew her and whose lives were touched by her, will remember her positive outlook and the joy she received from loving her family, her cats and life. She was always willing to lend a helping heart, hand, and ear to anyone in need.


She is preceded in death by husband John T. Sumner, her parents James and Barbara Walker and sister Sandra Parente. She is survived by sister Marylu Walker of Oak Hill, WV, son Kenny Sumner of Parkersburg, WV, daughter Terri Sumner of Elizabeth, WV, daughter and son-in-law Tammi and John Woodrum of Nallen, WV, and grandchildren Matthew Romine, Megan Romine, David Woodrum and Josh Raxter. A special thank you to the wonderful and caring staff of HospiceCare, Lewisburg, WV.


A celebration of life will be held at Gentry Missionary Baptist Church on August 12, 2023, at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, Patty asked for donations to the Gentry Missionary Baptist Church, 1205 Meadow Fork School Road, Oak Hill, WV 25901.

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Arrangements made by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill

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Past Services

Memorial Service

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gentry Missionary Baptist Church

1205 Meadow Fork School, Oak Hill, WV 25901

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