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Ruth B. Sommer

November 8, 2012

    Ruth B. Sommer, 95, of Decatur, died Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    She was born in Adams County on September 9, 1917, to the late Wade H. and Eva Caroline (Ehling) McBarnes.
    On March 25, 1939, she married Eugene J. Sommer; he preceded her in death.
    Ruth was a member of Salem United Church of Christ; its Women’s Guild and was past president of the Sunbeam Garden Club.
    Survivors include three sons, John T. (Linda) Sommer of Decatur, Paul A. Sommer 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 preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
    Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, November 9, at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home, and one hour prior to services at Woodcrest Porter Auditorium.
    Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, at Woodcrest Porter Auditorium, Rev. David Butz will be officiating.
    Burial will be in Magley Cemetery.
    Preferred memorials are to Salem United Church of Christ.
    Online condolences may be made at

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