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Karla Summers-Day

July 27, 1964 — November 25, 2022

Karla Summers-Day, 58, passed away peacefully on November 25th, 2022, at her home, with her family by her side.

Private services will be held, and burial will be at Western Township Cemetery, Orion.

Karla was born on July 27, 1964, in Joliet, IL, the daughter of Morris (Bud) and Kathryn (Owens) Summers.  She married Michael (Mike) Day on February 14, 1998, in Lisle, Illinois. Karla worked for: John Deere Healthcare, St. Ambrose University and KONE Elevator and Escalator.

Karla loved spending quality time with her family. She enjoyed cooking; especially Holiday Baking with her mom; and being creative with recipes and plating techniques.

Karla is survived by her parents Bud and Kathryn Summers, Silvis; husband Mike Day, Coal Valley; Aunt Nancy Owens, Palatine IL; sisters Kim and Vince O’Brien, Mablethorpe England and Karen Summers, Whiting NJ.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents; John and Della (Macaluso) Owens; and paternal grandparents Clarence and Mae (Sapp) Summers.

Karla and her family would like to recognize and thank the ladies and Brad at Genesis Illini OPCC for the excellent care they provided to their most difficult patient.  Also, recognition and thanks to the former staff of Dr. Stewart Garneau’s private practice.  Joli Madsen for our itchy-bitchy Thursdays and Friday morning drive by shootings.  BJ for sharing his dogs Delilah and Norman and Roseanne with her dogs Ruby Dubu and Lillypad during Karla's treatments.

Karla loved food and feeding people, it brought her great joy!  She did her best to donate food to various pantries, food drives and basically anyone she thought needed food.  In honor of her memory please consider donating to the Kid’s backpack program, food for the elderly or your local food pantry.

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