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RUTH B. SOMMER, 95, of Decatur, died on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center. Born Sept. 9, 1917, in Adams County, she was a daughter of the late Wade H. and Eva Caroline (Ehling) McBarnes. On March 25, 1939, she married Eugene J. Sommer; he preceded her in death. She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ and it's Women's Guild; and was past president of the Sunbeam Garden Club. Survivors include 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, S.C. and Rebecca K. Sommer of Decatur; a brother, Melvin (Teresa) McBarnes of Decatur; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death two brothers; and three sisters. Funeral service is 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Woodcrest Porter Auditorium, with visitation fron noon to 1 p.m. The Rev. David Butz officiating. Visitation also from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home. Burial in Magley Cemetery. Memorials to Salem United Church of Christ. To sign our guestbook, click on
Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Nov. 8, 2012