Lola Sommers, 75, of Centralia, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. Lola worked as a Registered Nurse and Teacher for many years. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Centralia. She enjoyed traveling, scrapbooking, and coloring in Stress reliever adult coloring books. Lola loved spending time with her husband, her dogs, family and friends.
Funeral Services for Lola Sommers will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Free Methodist Church in Centralia with Pastor Jeremy Martin officiating. Visitation will be held Saturday morning from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the church. Memorial donations may be made to the Free Methodist Church and will be accepted at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 62801, (618)532-3523, who is honored to be of service to the Sommers Family. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.sutherlandfuneralhome.com.
In addition to her husband of 30 years, Wilbur “Wil” Sommers of Centralia, she is also survived by several nieces and nephews: Norman Faulkner and wife Cathy of Centralia, Glen Faulkner of Centralia, David Faulkner of Centralia, Lori Buehler and husband Mitch of Centralia, and Christy Wooters of Centralia; 13 great nieces and nephews; 15 great-great nieces and nephews; four sisters-in-law: Freda Bowman of Kokomo, Indiana, Judy Sommers of Goshen, Indiana, Irene Zering of Kokomo, Indiana, and Mary Cardans and husband Chuck of Kokomo, Indiana.
Lola was born October 13, 1943 in Murphysboro, daughter of James Needham and Goldie (McConell) Needham. She married Wilbur “Wil” Sommers on June 18, 1988 and he survives in Centralia. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother: Johnny Needham, a sister: Barbara Sloat, a niece: Sherry Jarmin, and a very special friend: Chris Laughbaum.