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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • Services for Ilah Mae Cummings to be held Monday, April 22

  • Ilah Mae Cummings, 94, a resident of Kansas City, Mo., died Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at NorthCare Hospice House, North Kansas City, Mo.
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  • Ilah Mae Cummings, 94, a resident of Kansas City, Mo., died Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at NorthCare Hospice House, North Kansas City, Mo.
    Ilah was born the daughter of Ralph and Effie (Engleman) Dennis on Feb. 4, 1919 in Linneus, Mo. She married John Cummings Jr. on Sept. 28, 1940 in Chillicothe, Mo. He preceded her in death on May 17, 2006. They were married for 66 years.
    Ilah worked for Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, Mo., for 15 years. She enjoyed working with her family.
    Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn Suddreth, Kansas City, Mo.; one son, John L Cummings and wife Patricia, Parkville, Mo.; three granddaughters, Kristen Whisnant and husband Jim, Parkville, Mo., Lisa Roos and husband Joe, Parkville, Mo., and Shari Noonan and husband Rob, Plainfield, N.J.; seven great-grandchildren, Cj and Abbey Whisnant, Kaitlyn, Thomas and Nicholas Roos, and Jackson and Connor Noonan; and many nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband John Cummings Jr.; three brothers, Earl, Daniel, and Leon; and three sisters, Ruby Triplett, Alta Graham, and Eulav Thorne.
    Funeral services will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo., on Monday, April 22, 2013, at 11 a.m. There is no scheduled visitation. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo., on Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 12 until 9 p.m. Burial will be held at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Chillicothe, Mo.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the NorthCare Hospice and Palliative Care or The Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindeyfuneralhomes.com.
    Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo.
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