In Memory

Mrs. Lora Summers


On Friday, June 6, 2014, Lora Nell Bass Summers died suddenly at INOVA Fairfax Hospital. She was 87 years old.
Lora was born April 12, 1928 in Elk City, Oklahoma. She was a longtime resident of Springfield, VA since 1963. She received her BS and MA from Oklahoma State University. She was also a dedicated Drama and English teacher, who influenced many students to love theater and literature, at Annandale HIgh School 1963-1986. She had a number of students who have pursued professional acting careers.
Lora was an active member of St. Stephens United Methodist Chuirch where she utilized her talents as a drama teacher to enhance worship. She was also active in the United Methodist Women, having served in a variety of leadership roles.
She is survived by her daughters, Deanna Manion and Nelda Richards; son-in-law Dana Richards; her grandchildren Meredith Richards, Colin Richards, Garrett Manion and Trevor Manion. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, June 14 at 11 a.m. at St. Stephens United Methodist Church,
Published in The Washington Post on June 13, 2014


Ms. Summers

You loved your classes, you opened our eyes

You planted a seed and provided the stage

Our time upon the boards were wondrous

In the limelight for just a brief place in time

The ovations and cheers were our grand reward

Thank you Ms. Summers for giving us our time to shine

A lifetime of memories forever etched into our mind

by Paul Peters 06/24/2014