Virginia M. Sommerfeld

Virginia M. Sommerfeld

October 12, 1922 - May 07, 2017

Virginia M. Sommerfeld 94, of Mt. Pleasant passed away on Sunday May 7, 2017, at the Sunrise Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Winfield.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 12, 2017, at 2 p.m. at the Trenton United Methodist Church with Rev. Jeff McPheron officiating. Burial will follow in the Richwood Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Murphy Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant where the family will be present from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorial may be directed to the Richwood Cemetery or to the Richwood Benjamin Chapel in her memory.

Virginia was born on October 12, 1922, in Henry County the daughter of John Q. and Iva Bates Lane. She was united in marriage to Paul F. Sommerfeld on August 7, 1942, in Hannibal, Missouri, he preceded her in death on March 6, 2015.

She worked on the family farm and had various other jobs such as working at Staats Ribbon Company, she was the manager of the J.C Penny Catalog Department for 18 years, the Fabric Shop and was a hostess at Buffs Truck Stop. She was a member of the Sew and So Club and Trenton United Methodist Church. Virginia served as secretary and treasurer of the Richwood Cemetery and Chapel for many years. She was the Queen of the Farmers Market with all her baked goods. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, quilting and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Virginia is survived by her children; Richard (Lynne) Sommerfeld of Alamo, Texas, Charlotte (Steve) Zihlman of Mt. Pleasant and Sheryl (John) Carhoff of Cedar Rapids, 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, her sister Phyllis Klopfenstein of Mt. Pleasant and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband one daughter Sharon Kay Hazen and 3 brothers Warren Lane, Johnny Lane and Russell Lane.

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