Sophia A. Gentry Sumners,
82, passed away peacefully
She graduated from
She married Ralph Sumners
Sophia will be remembered for her exemplary culinary skills. Most especially her homemade yeast rolls, pies and cakes. She was very popular room mother at Avon Elementary Schools when it was her turn to bring homemade cookies.
She loved to do needlework and passed on her green thumb and love of flowers and gardening to many of her surviving children and grandchildren.
Sophia was an avid geneologist
and loved traveling around the
Survivors include five children, Clarissa Snapp, Jane (Jim) Ley of Indianapolis, Mark Sumners of Vancleve, Miss., Gail (David) Shugart of Avon, Beth Sumners of Plainfield; nine grandchildren, Jason Sumners of Indianapolis, Laura Snapp of Bloomington, Sarah Sumners of Plainfield, David (Milena) Snapp of Boulder, Colo., Lucas Sumners of Plainfield, Matthew Ley of Indianapolis, Christopher Husk of Jasper, Brett Husk of Bloomington, Tyler Summerhill of Plainfield; four great-grandchildren, Peyton and Devin Spaulding, Jackson Pickers, Taavi Snapp; brother, Stiehl Gentry of Petersburg; sisters-in-law, Amye Rue Martin, Martha Newcomb, Georgia Price; 43 nieces and nephews; and more than 100 great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by brother, Harvey Gentry; and seven sisters, Captolia Sturgis, Marie Wilson, Catherine Bottoms, Vonada Smith, Deloris Cox, Thelma White and Hilda Newcome.
Funeral services will be at