Barbara F. Samson

Barbara F. Samson, 77, of Dallas, passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 30, 2013, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born in Dallas, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Emaret Gressel Franklin. She was a graduate of Westmoreland High School, Class of 1953.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Dallas and the Dorcas Society.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Forrest Samson, and sister, Marjory Motter.

Surviving are children, Tammy Hagey, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Jeffrey Samson and his wife, Sandy, Stow, Ohio; Gregory and Rodney Samson, both of Luzerne; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Jean Franklin, Dallas; nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Barbara's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 474 Yalick Road, Dallas, with the Rev. Charles Grube officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 474 Yalick Road, Dallas, PA 18612.

Arrangements are by Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming.

Published in Citizens' Voice from Feb. 5 to Feb. 7, 2013