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Former teacher and Board of Education member passes

Linda Summey

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Leicester – Linda Hoff Summey, 72, passed away Monday, April 6, 2020, at her home surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Summey was born in Moline, IL, to the late Lawrence Lee Hoff and Bette Charlotte Hoff. She was a graduate of the University of Kansas and spent her career as an educator, primarily at French Broad Elementary School, Alexander. Although Linda retired from teaching to raise her children, her love of education did not retire. She served on the Buncombe County Board of Education and spent many years as a substitute teacher at Erwin Middle School.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Mike Summey; two sons, Jason Lee Summey and Matthew Lawrence Summey and wife Kristina; one step son, Steven Michael Summey II; five grandchildren, Jackson Lee Summey, Jacqueline Grace Summey, Grayson Dean Summey, Kinsley Layne Summey and Leighton Claire Summey; and one sister, Jane Thompson.

Due to the current virus restrictions, no services are planned at this time; however, a celebration of life will be planned at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network PanCan.org

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