Jessie LaFollette Sumsion, 96, of Springville, died Sunday, April 5, 1998.

She was born October 24, 1901 in Burlington, WY to Martin H. and Anna Ricketts LaFollette. She married John Bert Sumsion, May 11, 1932 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Bert preceded her in death, December 2, 1969.Jessie was active in the LDS Church. She was an avid genealogist and helped many others with their genealogy work. She taught school in Wyoming and Idaho.

She is survived by two sons and one daughter, Mark L. (Sharlene) Sumsion, of Springville; Neil D. (Judy) Sumsion, of West Jordan; Fawn (William) Perkins, of Provo; one step-son, Darwin Kay (Deon) Sumsion, of St. George; eight grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Brent; two step-sons, Junior and Zelbert.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 8, 1998 at 11 a.m., in the Spring Creek South 3rd ward Church, 50 North Main St., Springville.

Friends may call Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 East 200 South, Springville or Wednesday one hour prior to the services at the church. Burial will take place in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.

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