Grace Lucia (Peterson) Somers
Grace Lucia (Peterson) Somers, 99, of Tonganoxie, KS, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2011, at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center.
Service will be 10:30 am Wednesday, February 16, 2011, at the Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. The family will receive friends for 1 hour before the service time. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Tonganoxie.
Grace was born August 7, 1911, the daughter of Charles and Lucia (Anderson) Peterson, in Kansas City, KS. They moved to the Tonganoxie area in 1917. She grew up on a farm and graduated public school. She taught in a one-room country school until she married LeRoy Somers; they had one son, Everett. She enjoyed her family, home, garden, and flowers. She belonged to several clubs and organizations, one of which was the Plymouth Guild.
Her husband, Son, Parents, 2 brothers, and granddaughter preceded her in death.
She is survived by one sister, Louise Markley, Ormond Beach, FL; her daughter-in-law, Florence Somers; two grandsons, Curtis (Adrie) Somers, Lawrence, KS, Chris (Donna) Somers, Tonganoxie; and 8 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Plymouth Guild in care of First Congregational Church of Tonganoxie, 303 E. 4th Street, Tonganoxie, KS 66086.