Lazarus Sommers

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Lazarus Enoch Sommers and Mary Ann
Sommers
Lazarus Enoch Sommers, age 50 and his wife, Mary Ann Sommers, 56, both of Millersburg, died on Friday, April 11, 2014 from injuries received in an airplane crash near Charleston, W.Va. Lazarus was born in Orrville on Aug. 21, 1963 to Melvin and Mary (Yoder) Sommers and married Mary Ann Miller on April 3, 1982. Mary Ann was born in Wooster on June 17, 1957 to the late Andrew J. and Sarah (Yoder) Miller.Lazarus and Mary Ann owned and operated GT Thunder, which is an ATV performance shop located near Benton. Lazarus enjoyed operating his business and interacting with his customers. He had a passion for flying and was a licensed instructor. He also enjoyed bicycling. Mary Ann enjoyed assisting Lazarus with the operation of the business and taking care of people, especially her family and friends. She enjoyed their dog, Buster, who also perished in the crash. Mary Ann also collected dolls.
Surviving are children, Angelisa (Clayton) Mullett of Millersburg and Brandon (Eryca) Sommers of Coshocton; a granddaughter, Isabella Mullet; Lazarus' parents of Millersburg; and his sister, Eunice (Joseph) Slabaugh of Millersburg; his brother, Marcus Sommers of Apple Creek; her sisters, Esther (Leon) Miller, Mabel Miller and Sarah (James) Miller, all of Fredericksburg, Betty (Orris) Troyer of Wooster, Edna (Dan) Hostetler of Sarasota, FL and Martha Lapp of Nashville, TN; and her brothers, Junior (Katie) Miller of Holmesville, Levi Miller of Wooster, Eli (Ellen) Miller of Sugarcreek and Freeman (Debbie) Miller of Winesburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary Ann's parents; and brothers, Noah and Roy; and a sister, Fannie died previously.
A memorial life celebration will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Mennonite Christian Assembly, 10664 Fryburg Road, Fredericksburg, with Pastor Chuck Lemaster from Team Faith officiating. The family will receive friends following the service until 6p.m. at the church. Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton is assisting the family with arrangements. A memorial website has been created by the funeral home and may be accessed at www.spidellfuneralhome.com where you may share a memory or sign the guestbook.
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Spidell Funeral Homes Inc. - Mount Eaton Chapel
15900 East Main Street
Mount Eaton, OH 44659
(330) 359-5252
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Published in The Times Reporter on Apr. 16, 2014