Glenola R. (Oberlin) Sams

Died: Sun., Jan. 4, 2015


2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Tue., Jan. 06, 2015
Location: Weicht Funeral Home

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Tue., Jan. 06, 2015
Location: Weicht Funeral Home

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Glenola R. Sams of Fort Wayne, formerly of Angola, died on January 4, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
She was born in Jackson Twp., Steuben County, Indiana to Glen R. and Dorothy (Reinsh) Oberlin.
She had worked at Tuttle’s Jewelry Store in Angola for ten years.  She retired after 30 years from Carlin Park Elementary School where she was the secretary.
She was a former member of the Calvary Lutheran Church in Angola and the BPW of Angola.
Surviving are her daughters Marsha and David Griffin of Monroe, WI and Glenda and John Faurote of Fort Wayne; her sister Dolores Craun of Mission, TX; 4 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren and her long-time companion Ray Rogers of Fort Wayne.
Services will be at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola with one hour of visitation prior to the service.  Pastor Wayne C. Berkesch will be officiating.
Burial will be in Flint Cemetery, Steuben County, IN.
Memorials in Glenola’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association.

Charitable donations may be made in Glenola's memory to the following organization:

American Heart Association
15120 Collection Center Drive, Chicago IL 60693

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Gina Gibson
   Posted Mon January 05, 2015
Deepest sympathy to the family. I was 15 when my sister and I started working at Pokagon State Park in 1977 as waitresses and Glenola was our hostess. She made a great impression on us both and helped start our first job off right by demonstrating how to properly serve customers. We never forgot her through the years and sometimes would see her around Angola. She definitely was a blessing to us and made our work time a fun place, but always be professional. She was a classy lady.

Dean and Jo Harter
   Posted Mon January 05, 2015
We would like to express our sympathy to the family.
Glenola was always the perfect professional as she ran the office at Carlin Park School during my time as principal there. She always treated parents, staff, and visitors with the highest degree of professionalism. As great of a employee she was , she was equally as great a person and friend. So sorry
we are unable to attend her services. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.

Jim & Anita Stock
   Posted Tue January 06, 2015
Sorry to hear of Glenola's passing. Remember her as a member of Calvary Lutheran Church and also working at Carlin Park School. We were very close friends with Marsha and Dave Griffin when they lived in Angola. Many fun bowling nights. Our deepest sympathy to the family. Jim & Anita Stock

jerry and carol craun
   Posted Tue January 06, 2015
Carol and I wish we could be there with you all today. Our thoughts and prayers will be there. Will always remember our fun times together. Wish we weren't so far apart. We love all of you. Jerry and Carol

Doug and Janet Couch
   Posted Tue January 06, 2015
I wish I could be with you today, sitting by your side. I want you to know that Doug and I will be with you in thoughts and prayers. Aunt Glenola is a very sad loss to our family. I will always remember the wonderful times we had together growing up in Indiana, her visits to Arkansas and Texas and the cruises and trips we took together. I will truly miss her.

Donna Staggs Shewmaker
   Posted Tue January 06, 2015
My sincere condolences to the family of Glenola Sams. I met her through my cousin, Ray Rogers. I so enjoyed meeting and spending time when she visited Ray's Aunt Ruby Carter in Terre Haute.
May you all be comforted with the love of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is our Savior, Redeemer, and comforter. John 14:1-3. Sincerely, Donna Shewmaker.

Ralph and Maxi Merkel
   Posted Tue January 06, 2015
Our sincere sympathy on the passing away of our 12 year long friend Sam Glenola! So sorry to all the family and Ray for Her loss. You are in our prayers at this time of sorrow. She always will be remembered as the sweat, loving and beautiful Lady she was. Just believe that she is in a good, painless and peaceful place in the care of our Lord.

sharon miller
   Posted Thu January 08, 2015
Our deepest sympathy to Sam's daughters, sister, and grand, great, great-great children and Ray. My husband, Dick and I live on Meadows Parkwy. in North Point Ridge I. We often walked up the hill to see Sam (Andy was living at the time). She was a lovely lady and we enjoyed visiting with her. Our contact ended after she moved, but we have fond memories of her. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, may she rest in peace.

Dick and Sharon Miller