Elizabeth Ann (Beach) Sommers, 80, of London, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 in Sisters on Elm Nursing Home.
Born June 24, 1933 in London, Ohio, she was a daughter of Downing and Hazel (Hamilton) Beach.
Elizabeth had worked with her husband Bob on Cogniac Farms with the cows and bookkeeping and had also worked as a seamstress at C.J.'s Boutique of London.
A member of the First United Methodist Church of London, where she served as a kindergarten and Sunday school teacher as well as various committees and church council. Elizabeth had also belonged to the Areme Club, Rotary Ann's, Guernsey Breeder's Association, OES, Chapter No. 386 - serving in many offices in the London Chapter including Worthy Matron and secretary for many years, 70 Group (OES), OES Grand Representative to New Jersey (1970) and the Madison County Historical Society.
She also had been a poll worker and served as presiding judge on the Madison County Board of Elections, helped with 4-H Club sewing projects and the Madison County Fashion Board.
Elizabeth enjoyed her family and friends, her church, OES and the Guernsey Breeders friends she made over the years.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Robert D. "Bob" Sommers; son, Robert (Denise) Sommers of Middletown; daughter, Jane Brock of South Solon; grandchildren, Susan (Tom) Green of Oswego, Ill., Bridget (Jon) McMillen of Lewis Center, Brian (Savannah) Brock of South Solon, Lorraine (Adrian) Terry of Lawrenceville, Ga., Rob (Chelsea) Sommers of Atlanta, Ga., Jessica Riley of Middletown and Lauren (Gary) Caudill of Carlisle, Ohio; 10 great-grandchildren; close friend, Ruth Price; cousin, Louine Hamilton; and caregiver and special friend, Michaele Budd.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister and brother-in-law, Rebecca and Wilbur France; son-in-law, Stephen E. Brock; and dear friend, Dorothy Stout.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 in the First United Methodist Church of London, 52 N. Main St., London, with Rev. Steve Rodgers officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, London. Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, where Eastern Star services will be performed at 12:45 p.m.
If they wish, friends may make memorial contributions to the First United Methodist Church.
The family is being served by the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main St., London, where online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.