Gleva Sommers, 93

Gleva  Sommers, 93, formerly of Lagro, died at 9:54 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18 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 in Wabash County, Indiana on April 19, 1940; he died Oct. 27, 2004. She was a nurse’s aide at Wabash County Hospital 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 was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Gleva loved to laugh and make others laugh.

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, and 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 were Dec. 23 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash, with Rev. Rick Borgman officiating. Burial was in LaFontaine I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Preferred memorial is Lagro United Methodist Church.

The memorial guest book for Gleva may be signed at

Posted on 2013 Dec 20