Barbara Ann (Hoyer) Sams

Born: Thu., May 22, 1930
Died: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 09, 2017
Location: Weicht Funeral Home

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Feb. 10, 2017
Location: Mount Zion United Methodist Church

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Fri., Feb. 10, 2017
Location: Mount Zion United Methodist Church

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Barbara Ann Sams, 86, of Hudson, Indiana, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2017 at Lakeland Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Angola, Indiana.

She was born on May 22, 1930 in Steuben County, Indiana to Wymond J. Sr. and Pauline (Shumaker) Hoyer.  She graduated from Salem Center High School, Steuben County, Indiana.

Barbara married Gordon M. Sams on September 1, 1951.

She was the office manager at Steuben County A.S.C.  She had also worked at Steckleys Mill and Hatchery, Orland, Indiana; Co-Owner of Redwood Lanes and Lounge, Angola, Indiana and worked at the Steuben County Rest Home.

She was a member of the Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Steuben County, Indiana and the Orland American Legion Auxiliary.

Surviving is her son, David (Rhonda) Sams of Hudson, Indiana; granddaughter, Amy Marie Sams of Hudson, Indiana; grandson, Adam (Brittany) Sams of Kendallville, Indiana; two great-grandchildren Caydren Gordon Sams and Dawsyn Ruth Sams; brother, Rex L. Hoyer of Florida; several nieces and nephews and her companion, Al Shaffer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gordon M. Sams on August 4, 1997; brother, Wymond J. Hoyer Jr. (1998); two sisters, Patricia Perkins (1999) and Dorothy McCormick (2001).

Visitation will be from 4-7 PM, Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, Indiana.

Memorial Services will be at 11:00 AM, on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Steuben County, Indiana with Pastor Tamra Gerber officiating.  Visitation will be from 10-11 AM prior to the service at the church.

Burial will be in Flint Cemetery, Steuben County, Indiana.

Memorials may be made in Barbara’s memory to Mount Zion United Methodist Church.

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

Mount Zion United Methodist Church

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   Posted Tue February 07, 2017
We were shocked to hear of Aunt Barb's passing. We will miss her smile and wit, as she was a very special person. David and Al, our prayers are with the whole family. Sorry, but we are out of state and are unable to attend Barb's funeral.

Love, Larry and Roxanne McCormick

Kari Pollock
   Posted Tue February 07, 2017
David and Rhonda,
My thoughts are with you and your family. I had just heard from Dad Saturday she was ill.

Ken and Kari ( Hoyer ) Pollock and family

Howard & Judy Laflin
   Posted Wed February 08, 2017
Dear David, family and Al,
Our deepest heartfelt sympathies to you during this difficult time.
We always hold wonderful memories of our times with Barb.
All who knew her are certainly blessed.
Love & prayers,
Howard & Judy Laflin

Tracy Hoyer
   Posted Thu February 09, 2017

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Trace Hoyer.

To our beloved sister and aunt from the Rex Hoyer family.