Clara Jo Summers Picarella


    Clara Jo Summers Picarella formerly of Festus, Missouri, was born March 23, 1941 in McPhee, Colorado to Katherine (nee Mullen) and Clarence Summers and passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at the age of 79 years.


    Clara was a Home Economics teacher at Crystal City High School, a member of the Grace Presbyterian Church in Crystal City, member of the N.E.A., M.N.E.A. and the Jefferson County Retired Teacher Association.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Katherine and Clarence Summers; her husband, Louis “Louie” Picarella; sisters, Betty (the late Windell) Bryan, and Georgia (the late Levi) Mitchell.
    She is survived by her daughter, Katherine Marie “Katie” Picarella of St. Louis, Missouri; brother, John (Joan) Summers of Cedar Hill, Missouri; sister, Beverly (the late Dick) McInnis of St. James, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at the Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus, Missouri.
    Funeral service was at 3 p.m. at the Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus, Missouri and was officiated by Deacon Mark Bungenstock of Grace Presbyterian Church in Crystal City, Missouri.