Janis E. Sommers, 83, of Sechen Dr., Portersville (Muddy Creek Twp.) peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at the VNA Hospice in Butler following an extended illness.
Born March 21, 1934 in New Brighton, she was the daughter of the late John E and Ruth Ayers Hawthorne. Janis was married for 63 years to Henry G. Sommers who survives.
Janis graduated from Beaver Falls High School and was a member of the Portersville Presbyterian Church. She was the Kitchen Manager at Seneca Hills Bible Camp where she trained the cooks and staff who hold her in the greatest regard to this day. Janis was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed camping. Her most cherished time was spent with her grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, survivors include two sons, Thomas H. (Susan) Sommers of Ellwood City, David J. (Jane) Sommers of Edmonton, Alberta Canada; two daughters, Barbara (Pete) Christopher of Ellwood City, Susan (David) Marcyjanik of Portersville; ten grandchildren, and two great granddaughters.
She was preceded in death by siblings, Carolyn and Jack Hawthorne.
Friends and family will be received on Wednesday, February 7 at the Portersville Presbyterian Church from 3 until the time of the funeral service at 6 pm. Her pastor, Rev. Dana Opp will officiate. A time of fellowship will follow at the church.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Portersville Presbyterian Church or the Seneca Hills Bible Camp.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City. Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.