Margery Doom Sumner, age 81, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., formerly of Cadiz, passed away Monday, November 15, 2021, at The Rutherford in Murfreesboro.

Born October 5, 1940, in Salem, she was the daughter of the late George Washington Doom and Iva Martha Shewcraft Doom, and the youngest of eight children. After high school, Marge was living with her sister and brother-in-law in Cadiz where she met the love of her life, James Douglas Sumner. They were married on December 29, 1962, at Cadiz Baptist Church.

James was serving in the U.S. Army when he was assigned duties stateside as an instructor at the Army Security Agency School at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. Marge moved to Fitchburg, Massachusetts so they could be together. After his discharge in 1965, they lived in Hopkinsville where Marge began her longtime career in the banking industry at Planters Bank. Later they were transferred to Georgia where Marge continued working in the banking industry. Her career continued when they were transferred to Wisconsin and also after they moved back to Trigg County. She retired from Integra Bank.

Marge was an excellent cook and shared her famous muffins and cookies with friends and coworkers. She was also very creative and enjoyed making a variety of crafts and sharing them with her family who will forever cherish them.

Following James’ retirement, plans were made to return to Kentucky, build their dream log home on the family farm, and live happily ever after. That was a reality they were both able to enjoy.

She was a proud member of the James Thomas Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and enjoyed baking and gardening in her spare time, but her greatest joy was found in spending time as Grandmom to Olivia and Elizabeth.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Douglas Sumner, in 2018; and four brothers, Vernon Doom, Raymond Doom, Harland Doom, and Lawrence Doom.

She is survived by her son, James Thomas Sumner of Cadiz; her daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Peter Guse of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Olivia Guse and Elizabeth Guse; three sisters, Martha Doom Maxfield of Nashville, Hazel Doom Guess of Fredonia, and Shirley Doom Smith of Moberly, Mo.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held Monday, November 22, 2021, at noon, at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville, with Rev. Norman Cotton officiating. Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., in Cadiz, was in care of arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to Avalon Hospice, 1639 Medical Center Parkway, Ste. 101, Murfreesboro, TN 37129; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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