Ruth B. Sommer

Posted on Nov 9, 2012
Ruth B. Sommer

Ruth B. Sommer, 95, of Decatur died on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at Woodcrest Nursing Center in Decatur. She was born on September 9, 1917 in Adams County to Wade H. and Eva Caroline (Ehling) McBarnes. She was married on March 25, 1939 to Eugene J. Sommer.
She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ, the Women’s Guild at the church, and was past president of the Sunbeam Garden Club.
She is survived by three sons, John T. (Linda) Sommer; and Paul A. Sommer, both of Decatur; and Roger D. Sommer of Columbia City; two daughters, Barbara L. Cleveland of Anderson, South Carolina; and Rebecca K. Sommer of Decatur; brother Melvin (Teresa) McBarnes of Decatur; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers; and three sisters.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 9 at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home in Decatur and one hour prior to the 1:00 p.m. funeral service on Saturday, November 10 at Woodcrest Porter Auditorium. Officiating will be Rev. David Butz. Burial will take place at Magley Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Salem United Church of Christ.
Arrangements provided by Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home in Decatur. To sign the guest book, click on