Mrs. Sommer started as a cook at Franklin Elementary School in Metropolis.
She then went on to become a nurse, where she worked at Lourdes hospital for many years, served on the Massac Memorial Hospital board and volunteered at St. Nicholas Clinic in Paducah.
She was also a member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Massac County and coached a girl’s summer softball team.
Survivors include her children, Steve Sommer and wife Kathy of Grand Island, N.Y. and Deborah Sommer and John Sommer and wife Lisa, all of Metropolis; three grandchildren, Kristin Sommer and Will Sommer, both of Grand Island and Tyler Sommer of Metropolis; one sister, Mary Hempler of Cleveland, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Cora Parker Stewart; her husband, Don Sommer; two sisters; and six brothers.
Funeral service was held Saturday at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis with Rev. Jackie Meadows and Rev. Jon Cockrel officiating. Burial followed at Macedonia Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Project Hope, P.O. Box 125, Metropolis, IL 62960; or Lourdes Foundation, 1530 Lone Oak Rd., Paducah, KY 42003.