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Place of Service
Graveside services will be
held at Dalton Cemetery
in Dalton,OH

Time of Service
Wednesday, August 04
11:00 AM

Ella P. Sommers

Oct. 14, 1924 - Aug. 2, 2010

Ella P. Sommers, age 85 died on Monday, August 02, 2010 at Brenn-Field Nursing Center in Orrville,OH. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, August 04, 2010, 11:00 AM at the Dalton Cemetery in Dalton,OH. Pastor Don Worden will be officiating. Burial will be at the Dalton Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours. The family suggests that friends may make a donation to the Piney Creek United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 75, Piney Creek, NC 22663 or the Dalton Volunteer Fire Department, 1 West Main Street, Dalton, Oh 44618 in her memory.

She was born October 14, 1924 at Meadow Grove, NE, the daughter of J.Lester and Cora (Ward) Phipps. She married Virgil O. Sommers on September 05, 1942 at Elkton, Maryland and he died May 23, 1992. She grew up in Piney Creek, NC, attended Piney Creek schools and graduate high school in 1942. Ella had made her home in Dalton since 1960 and retired from Schantz Organ Company in Orrville in 1986 after twenty years of employment. She was a life member of the National Chapter of the Ex-Prisoner of Wars, charter member of the North Central Ohio Chapter of the American Ex-Prisoner of Wars of Wooster and a member of the American Legion Auxillary Post 282 of Orrville and attended the United Methodist of Dalton.

Surviving her are a son, Dean Sommers of Dalton, OH, a daughter Barbara Jean (Alan) Ellis of Lakeville, Oh, a sister, Barbara Conrad of Piney Creek, NC and grandchildren, Jeffrey Scott, Eric (Kristin) Jones, Deana (Chet) Heck and Nick Ellis.

Preceding Ella are her parents, husband, Virgil O.Sommers and a brother Kenneth Phipps.

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  • Jim & Linda Miller
    Sep. 20, 2010

    We send our deepest sympathy for the death Ela. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May the Lord give you the strength and grace to see you through your loss.

  • Bill and Lauretta Clark
    Sep. 20, 2010

    Barb, I know what it is to lose parents and our sympathy goes out to you and your family. God bless you and comfort you.
    Bill and Lauretta

  • Mel Scott
    Sep. 20, 2010

    My sympathy goes out to all of her family. She was a special lady who will be missed by all who knew her. She was always a sweet person who loved her family.

  • Carol Dalton
    Sep. 20, 2010

    to barbara I used to go to school with you as carol buchwalter,
    I am very sorry for your loss. I lost my mom in 1992 and my dad in 2002 so I do know how you feel. I am living in southern ky for the last 25 years and try to keep up with the computer. I have 2 children and one grandaughter. You have my deepest sympathies.

    carol dalton

  • Tena and Daniel Yoder
    Sep. 20, 2010

    Oh my dear Ella..I wish you could tell me how delicious the chocolate is in loved and shared the very best on Earth. When I heard that you had passed,I knew you would scold me for crying so the very first thing I thought of was a VWbug. Then it was Virgil and how happy I know you are to be with him once again, I know you missed him so much. Then I thought about the POW Chapter, and thought to myself, Ella is going to be a hard one to replace. You gave that organization every bit of you that you had to give and loved every minute of it. I always enjoyed coming to visit with you...a cold pepsi was always after that precious hug. Your chuckle, I will never hear another like it. Your jokes were always such an uplifting thing to hear. Our serious talks are something I think I will treasure always gave me such good sound advice. Seeing you headed to my house was always so fun, I knew you had something special to tell me that a phone call just wouldn't do justice. I will miss you Dear my was honor to be a part of your life. To Dean and Barbara Jean, you both have my deepest condolences. Your Mother loved you both so much. She was so proud of her Grandchilren, she couldn't get the latest pictures out fast enough when I would go to see her.

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