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Sommer Anne Kretsinger


Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Otterbein Community Center, Waynesboro, PA


Sommer Anne Kretsinger, 42, of Smithsburg, MD, passed away surrounded by her family, October 10, 2020.  

Born Tuesday, June 13, 1978 in Hagerstown, MD, she was the daughter of D. Gregory Eversole and Katrina A. (Richardson) Eversole of Hagerstown, MD.

Strikingly beautiful, she was humble and kind to everyone she met.  Sommer loved her family; she loved simple things:  flowers, sunsets, cooking, baking, creating crafts, and especially taking pictures of her 2 children. Anyone who knew her was amazed at her creativity and detail to every project she undertook, no matter how small. She loved life, her family, her friends, and the Lord. She lived every day to the fullest!

Sommer was a teacher in Washington County for 18 years, serving most of those years at Smithsburg Middle school. Sommer could light up the room with her smile.  

Besides her parents she is survived by her husband: Jeremiah D. Kretsinger, son Kyle, and daughter Olivia; all of Smithsburg, MD. Her sister: Julie M. Thompson and her children Madelyn and Ryan; of Frederick, MD.

A celebration of life will be held at Otterbein Community Center, 13375 Welty Church Rd Waynesboro, PA on Saturday 10/24/2020 from 3pm-8pm. All are welcome to come and share their memories with family and friends. 
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD
Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

Special thoughts and prayers for your family at this sad time. Praying God will give each of you the comfort and peace only He can provide. Cherish and share your memories of Sommer! Dick and Sheryl Ebersole

Dick and Sheryl Ebersole
Hagerstown, Maryland

We are so sincerely sorry for your loss. Sommer was a tremendous ray of sunshine to everyone and we enjoyed the years we knew her and my time teaching with her at SMS. She will be sorely missed. Keeping you both and your family in our prayers. Love, Larry and Billi.

Larry and Billi Myers
Williamsport , Maryland

We are so sorry to hear about your loss of Sommer. Please accept our deepest condolences. May you please be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! With deepest sympothy, Tim and Lynn McNamee

Tim and Lynn McNamee
Hagerstown, MD

I am truly sorry to just hear of your loss from a friend from church. I remember Sommer coming to COA to visit or go to lunch with her Momma. She was so sweet and lovely. My heart breaks for all of you. Please accept my sincerest condolences. I pray for God's love to surround you with peace and comfort. Linda Crone

Linda Crone
Greencastle, PA

Katrina, Greg & family, we are sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful daughter. Cherish the precious memories you had as a family. Our deepest sympathy. Delores & Lynn Rice

Delores Rice
Hagerstown, MD

Dear Katrina, Greg and family, We were so sorry to learn of your daughter, Sommer’s passing. There are no words that can alleviate your pain at this time. Just know there are those who are thinking about you and offering sincere sympathy.

Ken and Barb Kline
Williamsport, MD

My condolences to her family. Sommer was a wonderful friend and will be missed by so many. I’m thankful for many cherished memories. She was always and will continue to be a bright light.

Val Staley
Chambersburg , Pennsylvania

I was deeply saddened to learn about Sommer. My heart hurts for you. May your many happy memories of Sommer eventually replace your sadness. You are in my prayers.

Sandi Barrett Miguel
Hagerstown , Maryland

Dear Katrina, Greg, & family of Sommer, I am so sorry to hear of your unbearable loss and send condolences to you during this sad time. Toby Towson, Kathy Talbott and family

Toby Towson
Myersville,, MD

Katrina and Greg, We were very sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Brad and Debbie Sayler

Brad Sayler
Hagerstown , MD

We were so sorry to hear about Sommers passing . We all know she is in Heaven and no longer suffering. You must be so proud of all the people who's lives she touched and helped here. The joy and compassion she brought to others.It is such a loss for all of us but especially for her loving family

Don & Paula Trumble

Greg and Katrina. Our hearts broke when we learned of Sommer’s untimely death. We have been holding you close in prayer and will continue to pray that your faith sustains you during this time. We pray that as time passes you and your family will find peace and comfort. Dave and Jeanni Moyer

Dave and Jeanni Moyer
Fairplay, Md.

To Katrina and family, So sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter. There are no words that can ever heal your sorrow. It is a wound that never completely heals. The passage of time will enable dealing with the loss. Go about your lives as you know she would have wanted. Continue to do things in her memory. She will always be with you. God bless you and your family. Sincerely, Sam and Bonnie Turner

Samuel and Bonnie Turner
Hagerstown, Maryland

You have our deepest sympathy! You are in our thoughts and prayers!

Herb and Judy Bowman
Hagerstown , Md

Greg and Katrina, So sorry for your loss. She was a kind and amazing woman. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

David Flowers
Greencastle , PA

Katrina, I'm so sorry to know if your loss,. Knowing how compassionate you have been to senior citizens and to patients in our medical practices I hope you can feel the genuine concern and love of us all now. We will all meet again under the bright sun of heaven

Sid Gale
Boonsboro, MD

Our hearts go out to you and your family, we are so sorry for your loss. May God help you through these times of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Steve and Pat Leather
Hagerstown, Md

I am so sorry for your loss. Sommer was such a beautiful lady, inside and out. Her love for the Lord shone through her. I am praying for your family. My daughter, Tiffany Turnock McClain dearly loved Sommer. When she called me in Minnesota to tell me about Sommer’s passing she was crying so hard I could hardly understand her. DJ Turnock Nelson

DJ Turnock Nelson
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Greg, Trina, and Family I am so heartbroken to hear of the passing of your beautiful daughter. Our Families "Sommer", will be dearly missed...No words said will comfort you right now, but knowing she has family in heaven, could ease your tears, during this difficult time. You will be in my thought and prayers. Patty

Patricia Overcash Smith
Chambersburg, PA

Katrina, Greg and family. My heart continues to break along with all of you. There really are no words when a parent loses their child. I can only hope that seeing all the lives that Sommer touched and all the outpouring love everyone had for her, helps comfort you all in some special way. She certainly was someone very special and all of us who knew her were very blessed. I will continue to keep all of you in my prayers as you go through this most difficult time and I will ask God to wrap his arms around all of you to continue to guide you through with his love.

Carol Porac
Hagerstown, MD

I still can’t believe you are gone. I will forever cherish our conversations and the memories will forever live in my heart. Thank you for inspiring me and allowing me to be a minuscule part of your amazing and bright life. Until we meet again friend. Love you.

Bella Andele
Hagerstown , MD

Katrina, Greg and family. My heart is breaking for each of you. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We had no idea your family was dealing with this. Blessings to each of you, Love, Wayne and Kathy Fisher

Kathy and Wayne Fisher
Williamsport, Md

My thoughts and prayers to Greg and Katrina and all the family ... I will truly miss Sommer. I had the pleasure to work with Sommer at Smithsburg Middle. Additionally, my prayers to Jeremiah and her children ... Sommer always smiling and helping students ... She will be truly missed. DL and Donna Marriott

Myersville, MD

My heart broke when I read last night's paper, and learned of the passing of Sommer. The Lord must be readying his math department and needed the best teacher he could find. May your strength in Christ soothe your sorrow, and allow time to heal your pain. In love, Dee

Diedre A. Morreale
Keedysville, Maryland

Greg and Katrina, there is a song in the musical “Hamilton” called Unimaginable... it’s about parent’s feelings after the loss of their child. I cry every time I hear it... We are thinking about you and wish you eventual peace. Hold each other and your family tightly through this time of mourning. Charlie and Maggie Barnhart

Charlie Barnhart
Hagerstown, Maryland

Greg , Katrina, and family, Our thoughts and prayers for you and the family are with you. Your beautiful daughter, her wonderful memories, will always be with you, your family and friends, hang on to them , there is a small peace in these early days. Sending hugs. Peace Be With You , Denny and Bev

Dennis and Beverly Long
Hagerstown , Maryland

Dear Greg, Katrina and your whole family. We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Sommer. Her life was too short. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Richard and Cheryl Wigfield

Richard and Cheryl Wigfield
Irwin, PA

Dear Katrina, Greg, Julie and family, Our deepest sympathy to you all! May GOD continue to lead the way through this very difficult time! Your in our thoughts and continual prayers ❤️ Bob & Penny Kline

Penny & Bob Kline
Hagerstown, Maryland

Dear Trina, Greg, and family. So sad to hear of your loss. Our hearts break for you. If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know. Our deepest condolences.

Nancy and Donnie Hull
Hagerstown, Maryland

Greg and Trina I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to your family!!!

Steve Wolfensberger
Hagerstown , Maryland

Dear Greg, Katrina and family, Pleas accept our deepest condolences on your recent loss of your beautiful daughter. It seems like only yesterday that our sweet children were playing together. Words cannot express our sadness for you all.

Don and Linda Thomas
Clear Spring, MD

Sommer was a student in my third grade class at Hickory Elementary. She was a sweet and loving young lady and I will alway remember her smile. I enjoyed teaching her as she was like a little sponge and was enthusiastic about learning. It is always special to a teacher when a former student goes into teaching. My heartfelt sympathies to all of the family. She will be missed.

Stephanie Tracy
Williamsport, Maryland

Greg, Trina, Julie, Jeremiah, and Families - I don't really have words to explain or process this; I have known you all a long time and remember fondly the time we all spent together. I hope that your families find comfort in each other and know that we are thinking about you all. I won't be able to attend Saturday, but wanted to you to know if there is anything I can do, please let me know. Feel free to reach out if you need. Chris Downs

Chris Downs
Williamsport, MD

Katrina, Greg and family, There are no words to express just how sorry I am for your family at this time of loss. I remember the times Sommer would come to the office. She was always so bubbly and full of life! Always made me smile. You are all in my thoughts and my prayers during this most difficult time.

Sommer was a classmate and friend of our son Scott, she was a sweet and beautiful girl, your family is in our thoughts and prayers,

Cheryl Miller
Hagerstown, MD

Our deepest sympathy and love is being sent to you and your sweet family. Words cannot express the sorrow we have for you at this time. May the lord keep you in the palm of his hand and I know Sommer has you there now. Sending all our love,Neil and Rose

Neil & RoseMcConnell
Hagerstown, MD

Greg, Katrina and family, Sending our deepest heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. May God embrace you in comfort during this difficult time. Brian and Cindy Tedrick

Brian and Cindy Tedrick
Hagerstown, MD

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