Peggy Jean Summers, 72, of Bentonville, Arkansas passed away, Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Circle of Life Legacy Village in Bentonville, AR with her loving husband and daughter by her side, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born June 14, 1945 in Topeka, Kansas to Dr. John Wesley and Norma Denton Bickford.
She worked in real estate and before retiring was a Vice-President of Lindsey and Associates. She was very outgoing, spoke her mind and was never at a loss for words, making her an “unforgettable character” and a special friend to many.
Peggy was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and support to her husband, Tim, during his many years in politics, as well as a second mom to many of her daughter’s classmates.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Bentonville.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Claude Bickford.
Peggy is survived by her husband of 53 years, Tim Summers, Jr.; daughter, Jill Stanton and husband, Dr. Derik Stanton of Fayetteville, AR; one grandson, Drake; one granddaughter, Jessica; two sisters, Karen Snead of Philadelphia, MS, Toni Hawkins and husband, Richard of Springdale, AR; niece, Cindy Hawkins and many dear friends including “Peggy’s Posse,” a group from which she drew great strength and support throughout her journey.
Visitation will be from 5:00PM, until 7:00PM, Thursday, February 15, 2018 at First United Methodist Church in Bentonville.
Memorial services will be at 10:00AM, Friday, February 16, 2018 at First United Methodist Church in Bentonville with the Rev. Dr. Kurt Boggan and Brent Beal officiating.
Memorials may be made in memory of Peggy Summers to Healing Gardens at Highland Oncology, 808 S 52nd St, Rogers, AR 72758 or to Circle of Life Hospice, 1201 NE Legacy Pkwy, Bentonville, AR 72712.
The Summers’ family would like to express their sincere thanks for the outpouring of love and support they have received from the community during Peggy’s illness.