Marcella (Marty) Ann Summers Frazier, age 98 of Columbia, died peacefully on March 29, 2021 at Cedarhurst Senior Living. She was born on January 29, 1923 at home in Higginsville, Mo. to John T. Summers, a coal miner, and Agnes Gossett Summers, a homemaker, midwife, and licensed practical nurse. She was a graduate of St. Theresa’s Academy in Kansas City, Mo. and left St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in Kansas City after her third year to marry Paul Wilson Frazier in 1944, after he was wounded during the Normandy invasion.
As the wife of a career Naval officer she followed Paul across the country, making homes in Newport, RI, Los Angeles, CA, Brooklyn, NY, Higginsvilel, MO, Annandale, VA, St. Louis, MO, and Columbia, MO. After retirement she and her husband lived in Pine Bluff, AR before returning to Columbia, MO to be near their family.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Paul W. Frazier; her son, John Frazier; and her grandson, Jason Frazier. She is survived by her daughter, Paula Frazier of Columbia, MO; Gloria Frazier of Columbia, the widow of her son, John; her son, Duncan Frazier and his wife, Cheryl of Anacortes, WA; and her son, Patrick Frazier and his wife, LeAnn of Centralia, MO.
In addition to her children she leaves behind 7 living grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren with another on the way, and 2 great-great grandchildren.
A memorial mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 105 Waugh St., Columbia, MO 65201 on April 22nd at Noon, with placement of the urn at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO 65202 to follow.