Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

December 20, 2013

Gleva Sommers

Dec. 2, 1920 - Dec. 18, 2013


Kokomo Tribune

---- — Gleva Sommers, 93, formerly of Lagro, died at 9:54 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor East in Wabash, where she had lived since 2009. She was born Dec. 2, 1920, in Morgan, Minn., to Robert and Mary (Lightfoot) Walker.

Gleva was a 1940 graduate of Greentown High School. She married Everett W. Sommers on April 19, 1940 in Wabash County. He died Oct. 27, 2004.

She was a nurse’s aide at Wabash County Hospital for 22 years, retiring in 1982. Gleva was a member of the Lagro United Methodist Church, and the United Methodist Guild. She enjoyed camping and traveling with her husband in their motor home, gardening and working in her flower garden.

She is survived by her three children, Sandra (Terence) Smith, Wabash, David (Loretta) Sommers, Lagro, and Debra Richardson, Wabash; eight grandchildren, Carl (Kelly) Smith, Wabash, Jerilyn (Chris) Ammons, Roann, Stephanie (Joe) Peri, Reno, Nev., Ronnie Sommers, Lagro, Shanna (Rex) Frank, Arlington, Texas, Dawn (Craig) Kouns, Zionsville, Michelle (Steven) Jugg, Indianapolis, and Kyle Turley, Wabash; grandson-in-law, Scott McCollister, Roann; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her granddaughter, Cara McCollister; son, Jerry Sommers; daughter, Shirley Sommers; four brothers; and three sisters.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with the Rev. Rick Borgman officiating. Burial will be in LaFontaine I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.

The preferred memorial is Lagro United Methodist Church. The memorial guest book for Gleva may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.