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Patricia Ruth (LeBlanc) Sommer-Collins

1939 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Patricia Ruth (LeBlanc) Sommer-Collins Obituary
Patricia Ruth LeBlanc Sommer-Collins, age 76 of Hendersonville died Friday, April 15th, 2016 at her residence. She was born August 28, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois; a daughter of the late Richard Kenneth and Ann Von Stein LeBlanc. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Jeffery Phillip Sommer in 2007 and her Aunt, Ruth "Aunt Sis" in 2002.
Patricia received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Elmhurst Community College. Patricia married her best friend, Peter Collins on April 28, 1988 and renewed their wedding vows in 2008. She owned and operated Sommer Consulting which specialized in management consulting to major Fortune 500 companies all over the United States, until her retirement in 1999. Prior to moving to Hendersonville, Patricia and Peter resided in Larkspur, Colorado as well as Asheville. She enjoyed the outdoors and loved to travel. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church.
She is survived by her loving husband and best friend of 30 years, Peter Collins of the home; three daughters: Cynthia Susanne Ragan of Lander, WY, Suzanne Hill and husband, Ronald of TN, and Lisa Marie Reisner and husband, Ulrich of Moers, Germany; as well as five grandchildren: Sean Donovan, Michael and Christian Reisner, and Sarah and Jessica Hill.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 22, 2016 at St. James Episcopal Church conducted by the Reverend Dr. Joel G. Hafer.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Patricia's memory be directed to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2278, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Times-News on Apr. 20, 2016
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