Archive for Thursday, August 25, 2005

Helen N. Sommer


August 25, 2005

Mass of Christian Burial for Helen Nadine Sommer, 87, Eudora, was Monday, Aug. 22, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora. Burial was in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery.
Mrs. Sommer died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005, at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community in Lawrence.
She was born April 19, 1918, in Sarcoxie, Mo., the daughter of William James and Una Mae Reeves Kelly. She graduated from Pierce City High School in Pierce City, Mo., in 1937. She lived in Carthage, Mo., and Eudora.
Mrs. Sommer was a homemaker. She worked at Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant and was a manager of Pinecrest Apartments. She was a member of the Jolly Dozen Card Club, Red Hat Society, Holy Family Catholic Church and St. Theresa's Society.
She married Edward Amos Reid on Nov. 29, 1939, in Carthage, Mo. He died Oct. 3, 1946. She married Lawrence V. "Dottie" Sommer on April 10, 1950, in Eudora. He died June 6, 1985.
Survivors include a son, Edward Allen Reid, Lawrence; four daughters, Barbara Ann Reid Seiwald, Mary Kay Gregory, Angela Sue Lockhart and Janet Kelly Campbell, all of Eudora; two brothers, Bill Kelly, Eudora, and Joe Kelly, Lawrence; four sisters, Mildred Trefz and Mary Margaret Katzfey, both of Eudora, Frances Olmstead, Overland Park, and Agnes Borland, Farmerville, La.; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the cemetery, sent in care of the mortuary, 1003 John L. Williams Drive, Eudora 66025.
E-mail condolences may be sent to, subject: Sommer.

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