Marilyn “Mary” (Sommer) Ledom

Mass of Christian Burial for Marilyn “Mary” Marie (Sommer) Ledom, 78, of Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Mary passed away on Monday, June 8, 2015 at her home.

Mary was born on April 24, 1937 in Lawrence, Kansas the daughter of Albert Francis and Charlotte Isabell (Hadl) Sommer.

She was a homemaker and housewife. Mary was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and Corpus Christi Catholic Church. She was involved in Serra Club, and was the lead for the church funeral dinner committee. She also served for L.I.N.K. Mary enjoyed being with her classmates from the Lawrence High School Class of 1955. She enjoyed spending her time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.

She married Charles “Chuck” E. Ledom on June 26, 1957 in Lawrence. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include her eight children, Rebecca (Tim) Allen, Grand Lake, Oklahoma, Mark (Lisa) Ledom, Prairie Village, Susan Timper, Lenexa, Teresa (Paul) Reddick, Overland Park, Greg (Lynne) Ledom, Olathe, Kathy Lisbon, Prairie Village, John (Karen) Ledom, Lawrence, Joshua (Melissa) Ledom, Burlingame, three brothers and one sister, Marvin (Carolyn) Sommer, Art (Verma) Sommer, Karon (Gary) Kennedy, Joe Sommer; 25 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and one on the way.

A parish rosary will be said at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2015 with a visitation to follow until 8:00 p.m. at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s name to Visiting Nurses and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

15 Condolences

  1. Lynda on June 9, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Greg, you’re surrounded by earthly and heavenly love as you celebrate your Mom’s life. My prayers and sympathy are with you all.

  2. Amy on June 9, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Uncle Chuck, Rebecca, Mark, Susan, Teresa, Greg, Kathy, John, Joshua and families,

    My sympathy is with all of you at the passing of Aunt Mary. You’re in my prayers. May God keep you close and bless you with peace, consolation and His loving care.

    Love, Amy

  3. Rex Porter on June 10, 2015 at 12:02 am

    Charles….deepest sympathy, thinking of you and your family….Rex

  4. Russ Koca on June 10, 2015 at 9:20 am

    Mark and family:

    I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.

  5. Annette and Brian Yost on June 10, 2015 at 10:18 am

    Sorry to hear of your loss.

  6. Mary Ann Kieffer on June 10, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Sorry for your loss.

    Richard & Mary Ann Kieffer

  7. Robert Good on June 10, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Sorry for your loss. Mrs. Ledom seems quite the person that did things that needed to be done. I do not see Jack Ledom listed, perhaps a relative. I knew him in Wellsville.

  8. Willis and Melba on June 10, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Chuck, Teresa, Becky, Mark, Susan, Greg, Kathy, John and Josh and all the Ledom family, you have our deepest sympathy at your great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Esperanza Martin on June 10, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Chuck, Mark and Family

    My thoughts are with you all on the loss of a very important woman in your lives. I hope today is bearable and that tomorrow is even better.

    Esperanza Martin

  10. larry libeer on June 10, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Dear Chuck, so sorry for your loss. Please think of the good times and all the Knights will be praying for you and your family.

  11. Beverly Barnhart & Dona Higgins on June 10, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Karon — Mom and I are thinking of you during this time. We send our condolences to your and your family.

  12. Ginny Shipley Ovenstone on June 10, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    I will always remember Mary as a very caring woman with a big heart. The last time I saw her she brought her wonderful cinnamon rolls to comfort us as we mourned a family member. She said she couldn’t eat them, but she loved to make them. I hope your memories will comfort you all at this sad time.

  13. Wayne and Kathy Reddick on June 11, 2015 at 10:55 am

    To Teresa,Paul and family,
    Though words don’t seem enough right now, our deepest sympathies. We are thinking of you.

  14. James Bong on June 12, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Dear Mr. Ledom, Mark, & family:
    Condolences & heartfelt sympathies to all of you. The Ledom family is a close knit family; I know that from my days growing up in Lawrence, being a former member of St. John The Avengelist Catholic Church & Corpus Christy Catholic Church, & living w/ Mark while I was at KU. Mrs. Ledom’s love was for her family…may all of you cherish & remember the love & care she gave. We pray that her soul & souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. God Bless & may He comfort all of you during this time of sorrow.

  15. Rhetta Jo Noever on June 13, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Chuck and family, I am so sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. She was such a good example of wife, mother, and friend. You will miss her most but we all feel the loss. God bless.

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