Janette Brooks married Ralph Sommer on Aug. 11, 1950, and from this union they had two sons; Philip Ralph and Kent Allen.
She was a faithful member of Hillerman Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and always loved spending her time with family and friends.
Janette is survived by her husband of 63 years, Ralph Sommer; two sons, Philip Sommer and wife Sandy and Kent Sommer and wife Andrea, all of Grand Chain; one brother, William Brooks and wife Virginia of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; three grandchildren, Joshua Sommer of Paducah and Kyle Sommer and wife Andrea and Lindsay Hertter and husband George, all of Metropolis; one stepgranddaughter, Stephanie Machan and husband Rocky of Paducah; six great-grandchildren, Isaac Sommer, Kaylene Sommer, Hannah Sommer, Trevor Hertter, Caden Sommer and Johnathan Sommer; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hershel “Bill” and Hazel Osborne Brooks.
Funeral service was held Sunday at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis with Rev. David Keyes and Rev. David Wright officiating. Burial followed at Anderson Cemetery in Boaz.
Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 714 S. Commercial St., Box 274, Harrisburg, IL 62946.