Archive for Thursday, January 19, 2006

Mary D. Somers


January 19, 2006

Services for Mary Dorothy Somers, 87, Lawrence, were Saturday, Jan. 14, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial was in Hubbel Hill Cemetery in Tonganoxie.

Mrs. Somers died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006, at Eudora Nursing Center.

She was born April 24, 1918, in Tonganoxie, the daughter of Rob and Myrtle Derbyshire Gress. She had lived in Lawrence for the last 16 years.

Mrs. Somers was a homemaker and owner of Suburbia Dance Studio from 1960 to 1971. She was a fraternity and sorority housemother from 1972 to 1975 at Washburn University.

She married William L. Somers on June 14, 1935, in Kansas City, Kan. He died May 2, 1971.

Survivors include a daughter, Lee Ann Somers, Oakley, Utah; and a brother, Robert E. Gress, Tonganoxie.

The family suggests memorials to Eudora Nursing Center or Hospice Care in Douglas County, sent in care Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence 66044.

E-mail condolences may be sent to, subject: Somers.

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