Joyce A. Sams

April 04, 1946 ‒ April 02, 2010

Ashland, Ohio

ASHLAND: Joyce Arlene Sams, 29 and holding, passed away Friday morning April 2, 2010 in her Ashland home following an extended illness.

She was born April 4, 1946 the daughter of William and Wilma (Vogel) Bauer, was graduated from Union High School in 1964, and attended Mansfield Business College.

Joyce worked at Kemper Insurance for 26 years at several positions and she ended her employment at Time-Warner where she had worked for more than 10 years.

Joyce enjoyed line dancing and bowling. She loved taking care of her horses and dogs. A good day for Joyce would be spent lying either at the beach or poolside, relaxing under the summer sun.

She is survived by a special friend Jim Simmering Jr.; her son and daughter-in-law Bill and Kelly Mellick of Mansfield; daughter and son-in-law Amy and Doug Swank of Bellville; grandchildren Allysun and Emmalee Mellick and Kayli and Alexis Swank; sister and brother-in-law Nevah and Jim Krillenberger of Bellville; nieces and nephews Logan and Loran Hockenberry, Jeremiah and Susan Cataldo, Barbara and Marshall Mullinax; and many wonderful friends.

In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by an infant sister.

Joyce’s family will receive friends on Tuesday April 6, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where we will be celebrating the life of Joyce Arlene Sams at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Mansfield Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to Hospice of North Central Ohio may be made at the funeral home.

Online condolences to the family are encouraged by visiting:www.snyderfuneralhomes.com