In Memory of Fern M Samson

Fern M Samson
Fern M Samson
Born: October 8, 1919
Died: January 16, 2016
Age: 96
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Fern M Samson
October 8, 1919 - January 16, 2016
From: Nevada, IA

Fern May Samson, age 96, of Nevada, Iowa, died Saturday, January 16, 2016, at Story County Medical Center in Nevada.

 Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 22, 2016, at the First Christian Church in Nevada, with Pastor Anjeanette Perkins officiating.  Burial will follow in the Nevada Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to services. 

 Born in Nevada, Iowa, on October 8, 1919, Fern May Samson was the daughter of Joe and Chloe (Meyers) Van Sickle.  She grew up in Nevada and graduated from high school in 1937. She was united in marriage to Willard Samson on August 24, 1944.  This union was blessed with two children.

 Fern was an active member of the First Christian Church in Nevada, where she directed funeral luncheons for many years.  She was employed in the clerk’s office for the City of Nevada.

 Survivors include her daughter, Christine Baumann of Indianola; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Morris Van Sickle of Nevada; a sister, Doris Samson of Nevada; her seven grandchildren; as well as many friends.

Fern was preceded in death by her husband in 1973; a daughter, Patricia Miller; a grandson, Jeff Thomas; her parents; two sisters, Inez Van Sickle and Mary Horine; and a brother, Joe Van Sickle.

 Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Fern and her family.


Friday, January 22, 2016 at 1:10 PM
“Chris and family,

I am sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. My deepest sympathies to you and all the family.”
- Stacie Huse Funke
Friday, January 22, 2016 at 1:10 PM
“I am sorry for your loss. I only got the privelage of meeting Fern on 2 occasions and she was full of life you could tell she enjoyed herself and her family. I've heard stories of her love for bingo which I think is fantastic that she was capable of doing the things that she loved. I know that Jason and Sandy will have many fond memories of Ferns love for them and for life to carry with them through out their lives. I know there is a lot of family that will miss her greatly and I wish you all peace and happy thoughts of Fern at this time.
Your in my thoughts, Dina Torrance”
- Dina Torrance
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11:00 a.m.
Friday, January 22, 2016
First Christian Church
Nevada, Iowa


Pastor Anjeanette Perkins


Kevin Banks
Jason Thomas
Mike Olson
Brad Baumann
Jamie White
Lucas Olson


One hour prior to services
Friday, January 22, 2016
First Christian Church
Nevada, Iowa


Nevada Municipal Cemetery
Nevada, Iowa