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Alice Samples

March 19, 1930 — April 5, 2021

Funeral Services at First United Methodist Church, Walters, OK on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Brantley Tillery officiating with burial at Ft. Sill National Cemetery, Elgin, OK at 2:00 p.m. The family respectfully asks that masks be worn. Visitation on Sunday, April 11th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters.

Alice Marie (Summers) Samples was born March 19, 1930 to Arthur and Daisy (Rhoades) Summers in Gove County, KS and departed this life on April 5, 2021 in Walters, OK at the age of 91.

Alice grew up on a farm and was the 6th of 7 children. She married young and had 4 children. She became a member of the Military family when she married Truman D. Samples on October 4, 1963 in Germany and had 2 additional children. They spent 44 years together before his death in December 2007.

The military stationed them in Germany, Lincoln NE, Ft. Bragg NC, and Ft Sill OK. Alice also visited Hawaii and Korea. They retired in Lawton, OK and moved to Walters, OK in 2006.

Alice led Girl Scouts. She worked on campus at Nebraska University. In Lawton, she owned Alice’s Book and School Supply, which was located in the Trade Mart building. She enjoyed travel, cruising, reading, puzzles, crocheting, sewing, photography, boating, family events, and her grandchildren’s activities. She will be greatly missed by family and friends whose hearts she touched during her precious time on Earth.

Alice and family extend a special thank you to Rhonda Griner, her care-giver and to Darlene and Daniel of CCMH Hospice for their commitment to her care.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, in-laws, oldest daughter – Linda Neal, 3 brothers and 3 sisters.

Alice is survived by her children Janet (Steve) Haley of Mansfield, TX, Shirley (Doug) Swick of Rochester, IN, Larry (Tracie) Jamison of Yukon, OK, Susan (Al) Jasper of Walters, OK, DaLise Teel of Walters, OK, and Carl Neal of Walters, OK; 16 grandchildren, Thomas (Kimberly) Wright, Diane (Joe) Taylor, Dawn (Doug) Teders, Scott Haley, Stephanie (Louis) Trevino, David (Marcie) Earl, Kelly (Mike) Howland, Krista (Kyle) Ginn, Doug (Joni) Earl, Kaitlyn Swick, Casey Jamison, Jennifer (Mike) Catazero, Lori Wayman, Randall (Lauren) Wayman, Matt (Tasha) Jasper, Tyler (Kaye) Teel; 40 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

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