Obituary: Ardythe Ann Sommerville

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ardythe Ann Sommerville, 64, of Lewisburg, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at her home.

Cremation rites were accorded and a private family funeral service will be held Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration grounds in Shelbyville, with Pastor Michael Ledbetter of the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church officiating.

A "Celebration of Life" will be held in Beardstown, Ill. at the First United Methodist Church at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, with Pastor Robert Schoolcraft officiating.

Ardythe was born April 21, 1946, in Decatur, Ill. to the late George and Jayne Albers. She was a 1968 graduate of Culver-Stockton College at Canton, Mo., with a bachelor's degree in biology, and was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. She received her master's degree in biological sciences from the University of Illinois at Champaign, Ill., in 1970. She was a retired educator who last taught at Turner Junior High School in Jacksonville, Ill.

Mrs. Sommerville enjoyed raising and showing Tennessee Walking Horses, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Rebecca Albers.

Ardythe is survived by her husband, Duane Sommerville of Lewisburg; son and daughter-in-law, Drew and Heather Sommerville of Newburgh, Ind.; daughter, Lainie Sommerville of Nashville; and two grandchildren, Olivia and Jack Sommerville of Newburgh, Ind.