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Betty Jean Sommer

Died: Saturday, August 10, 2013
Age: 82
Betty Jean Sommer, 82, Torrance, Calif., formerly of Lake Geneva, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at Huntington Retirement Home in Torrance.

She was born Dec. 15, 1930, in Zenda, the daughter of the late William and Lillian Leedle Sommer. She graduated from Lake Geneva High School in 1948 and then from the University of California at Los Angeles with a degree in business administration. She was a member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles, a member of the Presbyterian Women’s Circle and the Westchester-del Rey Republican Women Federated.

Betty is survived by a brother, Robert Sommer, Delavan; a niece, Susan (Randy) Tchon, Lake Forest, Ill.; and four greatnieces, Kristen (Britton) Cobb, Courtney Tchon, Caroline Kelly and Caitlin Kelly.

She was preceded in death by a niece, Jacquelyn Kelly.

Graveside funeral services at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug.21, in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lake Geneva, with the Rev. Bill Ingersoll, of Linn Presbyterian Church, officiating. Derrick Funeral Home in Lake Geneva assisted with arrangements. To sign the online guest registry, go to www.derrickfuneralhome.com.

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