Archive for Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Obituary: Mary Dorothy Somers


January 18, 2006

Services for Mary Dorothy Somers, 87, Lawrence, were Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial was in Hubbel Hill Cemetery in Tonganoxie.

Mrs. Somers died Jan. 10, 2006, at Eudora Nursing Center. She was born April 24, 1918, in Tonganoxie, the daughter of Rob and Myrtle Derbyshire Gress. She had lived in Lawrence for the last 16 years.

Mrs. Somers was a homemaker and owner of Suburbia Dance Studio from 1960 to 1971. She was a fraternity and sorority housemother from 1972 to 1975 at Washburn University.

She married William L. Somers on June 14, 1935, in Kansas City, Kan. He died May 2, 1971.

Survivors include a daughter, Lee Ann Somers, Oakley, Utah; and a brother, Robert E. Gress, Tonganoxie.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Eudora Nursing Center or Hospice Care in Douglas County, sent in care of the mortuary.

E-mail condolences may be sent to, subject: Somers.

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