Patricia Sams (1935 - 2014)

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Patricia Sams

Patricia I. Sams, nee Dinga, 78, of Swansea, Ill., born Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1935, in East St. Louis, Ill., died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Relais Bonne Eau in Edwardsville, Ill.

Patricia worked as a secretary for State of Illinois Children and Family Services. She was a member of Hope Church Belleville, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mabel, nee Crawford, Dinga Jr.; brother, Robert G. Dinga; and sister, Carolyn Cummins.

Surviving are her husband, Robert G. Sams; daughter, Janet L. (William) Brinkman of Belleville, Ill.; and granddaughters, Jennifer L. Brinkman, and Lisbeth J. Brinkman.

Memorials may be made to the Hope Church or Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Ill.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Kurrus Funeral Home Chapel, with Cathy Knowlton officiating. Entombment at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill.

Funeral Home
Kurrus Funeral Home
1773 Frank Scott Pkwy W Belleville, IL 62223
(618) 235-2100
Funeral Home Details
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on June 29, 2014
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