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Eva Lee Platt Sumner Moore, 101, of Delta, Colo., passed away February 14, 2011.

She was born April 7, 1909, south of Olathe, Colo., to Susan and Louise Platt, the third of eight children. She had three sisters, Martha, Mary and Ada, and four brothers, George, Jesse, and twins Howard and Harold. She grew up on East Mesa, east of Olathe, Colo., where her parents homesteaded a farm. She attended Olathe grade school and rode to school in a horse-drawn wagon lined with straw. She was in 8th grade when the school burned to the ground.

Eva Lee was Valedictorian of her Olathe High School graduating class in 1928. Soon after graduation she married Marvin Sumner and moved to the Sumner family farm at Pea Green west of Olathe, Colo. As a wedding gift she received 100 baby chicks from an aunt and thereby was the beginning of a long and successful poultry business. Eva Lee and Marvin farmed for 42 years and raised chickens and turkeys. She would place the turkey eggs under setting hens to hatch and increase the flock. She plucked, dressed and sold the turkeys. She talked the local electric company and canning factory in to giving their employees turkeys for Christmas and Thanksgiving. Eva Lee and Marvin introduced the broad breasted turkey to Colorado.

Three children were born to Marvin and Eva Lee: Darvel Lee, in 1928; Ronald George in 1943, and Charlotte in 1941.

Marvin passed away in July, 1972, and the family ranch was sold. She moved to Delta, Colo., where she lived until moving to an apartment at Colorow Care Center in Olathe, Colo.

Eva Lee married Merle Moore in 1989. Merle passed away in 1996. Eva Lee was an active member of Rebekah Lodge and past Worthy Matron of Garnet Chapter No. 39, Order of the Eastern Star. Her favorite pastime was reading The Upper Room. She walked and talked with God and urged others to never let go of God. She always said the reason she was left-handed was because God had ahold of her right hand.

She is survived by her three children, Darvel Lee Sumner of San Diego, Calif.; Ronald Sumner of Meridian, Idaho; and Charlotte Webb of Olathe, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held February 19, 2011 at the Delta United Methodist Church.

The service will end at the church, with a private burial ceremony at Pea Green Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Eva Lee’s memory to the Delta United Methodist Church, 477 Meeker Street, Delta, Colo., 81416.

View the internet obituary and sign the online guest book at TaylorFuneralService.com.

Eva Lee Platt Sumner Moore, 101, of Delta, Colo., passed away February 14, 2011.

She was born April 7, 1909, south of Olathe, Colo., to Susan and Louise Platt, the third of eight children. She had three sisters, Martha, Mary and Ada, and four brothers, George, Jesse, and twins Howard and Harold. She grew up on East Mesa, east of Olathe, Colo., where her parents homesteaded a farm. She attended Olathe grade school and rode to school in a horse-drawn wagon lined with straw. She was in 8th grade when the school burned to the ground.

Eva Lee was Valedictorian of her Olathe High School graduating class in 1928. Soon after graduation she married Marvin Sumner and moved to the Sumner family farm at Pea Green west of Olathe, Colo. As a wedding gift she received 100 baby chicks from an aunt and thereby was the beginning of a long and successful poultry business. Eva Lee and Marvin farmed for 42 years and raised chickens and turkeys. She would place the turkey eggs under setting hens to hatch and increase the flock. She plucked, dressed and sold the turkeys. She talked the local electric company and canning factory in to giving their employees turkeys for Christmas and Thanksgiving. Eva Lee and Marvin introduced the broad breasted turkey to Colorado.

Three children were born to Marvin and Eva Lee: Darvel Lee, in 1928; Ronald George in 1943, and Charlotte in 1941.

Marvin passed away in July, 1972, and the family ranch was sold. She moved to Delta, Colo., where she lived until moving to an apartment at Colorow Care Center in Olathe, Colo.

Eva Lee married Merle Moore in 1989. Merle passed away in 1996. Eva Lee was an active member of Rebekah Lodge and past Worthy Matron of Garnet Chapter No. 39, Order of the Eastern Star. Her favorite pastime was reading The Upper Room. She walked and talked with God and urged others to never let go of God. She always said the reason she was left-handed was because God had ahold of her right hand.

She is survived by her three children, Darvel Lee Sumner of San Diego, Calif.; Ronald Sumner of Meridian, Idaho; and Charlotte Webb of Olathe, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held February 19, 2011 at the Delta United Methodist Church.

The service will end at the church, with a private burial ceremony at Pea Green Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Eva Lee’s memory to the Delta United Methodist Church, 477 Meeker Street, Delta, Colo., 81416.

View the internet obituary and sign the online guest book at TaylorFuneralService.com.

Eva Lee Platt Sumner Moore, 101, of Delta, Colo., passed away February 14, 2011.

She was born April 7, 1909, south of Olathe, Colo., to Susan and Louise Platt, the third of eight children. She had three sisters, Martha, Mary and Ada, and four brothers, George, Jesse, and twins Howard and Harold. She grew up on East Mesa, east of Olathe, Colo., where her parents homesteaded a farm. She attended Olathe grade school and rode to school in a horse-drawn wagon lined with straw. She was in 8th grade when the school burned to the ground.

Eva Lee was Valedictorian of her Olathe High School graduating class in 1928. Soon after graduation she married Marvin Sumner and moved to the Sumner family farm at Pea Green west of Olathe, Colo. As a wedding gift she received 100 baby chicks from an aunt and thereby was the beginning of a long and successful poultry business. Eva Lee and Marvin farmed for 42 years and raised chickens and turkeys. She would place the turkey eggs under setting hens to hatch and increase the flock. She plucked, dressed and sold the turkeys. She talked the local electric company and canning factory in to giving their employees turkeys for Christmas and Thanksgiving. Eva Lee and Marvin introduced the broad breasted turkey to Colorado.

Three children were born to Marvin and Eva Lee: Darvel Lee, in 1928; Ronald George in 1943, and Charlotte in 1941.

Marvin passed away in July, 1972, and the family ranch was sold. She moved to Delta, Colo., where she lived until moving to an apartment at Colorow Care Center in Olathe, Colo.

Eva Lee married Merle Moore in 1989. Merle passed away in 1996. Eva Lee was an active member of Rebekah Lodge and past Worthy Matron of Garnet Chapter No. 39, Order of the Eastern Star. Her favorite pastime was reading The Upper Room. She walked and talked with God and urged others to never let go of God. She always said the reason she was left-handed was because God had ahold of her right hand.

She is survived by her three children, Darvel Lee Sumner of San Diego, Calif.; Ronald Sumner of Meridian, Idaho; and Charlotte Webb of Olathe, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held February 19, 2011 at the Delta United Methodist Church.

The service will end at the church, with a private burial ceremony at Pea Green Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Eva Lee’s memory to the Delta United Methodist Church, 477 Meeker Street, Delta, Colo., 81416.

View the internet obituary and sign the online guest book at TaylorFuneralService.com.


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