MONTPELIER -- Mary L. Sommers, 57, of Montpelier, passed away Feb. 10, 2014, at CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center, Defiance.
She was born on Feb. 20, 1956, in Defiance, the daughter of Jacob and Mary (McCulley) Beard. Mary married Robert Sommers on Dec. 25, 1972. Surviving Mary are her daughter, Jennifer Benson; granddaughters, Kayla Harrold and Amber Grewe; her mother; husband; brothers, Bernard (Cathy), David (Sandy), Mike (Debbie), Robert, and Terry (Karleen); sisters, Shirley (Tom) Sommers and Charlotte (Paul Hoover) Barker; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and brothers, Johnny, Tommy and Arthur.
Visitation will be held today, Feb. 13, from 4-6 p.m. at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson, Mich. Cremation will follow. A celebration of life will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Salem Mennonite Church, 13751 S. Tripp Road, Waldron, Mich. 49288, with Pastor Ned Wise officiating. Dinner will follow. Contributions can be made in Mary's name to help with funeral expenses. View this obituary and send condolences to the family at www.brownvanhemert.com.