Samanatha M. James

June 30, 1987 ‒ October 20, 2002

Delaware, Ohio

Samantha “Sam” Marie James, age 15 of Delaware, died unexpectedly Sunday, October 20, 2002 at Children’s Hospital, Columbus.

She was born in Ashland, Ohio on June 30, 1987 to Tom and Pam (Keith) James of Delaware. She was a sophomore member of the Delaware Hayes High School class of 2005. Originally from Ashland, she lived in Sidney, Ohio for two years, moving to Delaware in 1992.

Sam was a member of the Delaware Hayes High School Tennis team and St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. She was very witty and smart, and known for her beautiful smile. She enjoyed socializing with friends, shopping, and reading.

In addition to her parents of Delaware, she is survived by Sister: Sarah at home, Paternal Grandmother: Bonnie James of Ashland, Maternal Grandparents: Milo and Helen Keith of New Knoxville, Ohio, Great-Grandmothers: Florence Ellinger and Mary Keith of Van Wert, Ohio and numerous friends.

Friends may call Thursday 4-8 PM, at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St., (SR 36), Delaware. Funeral services will be held on Friday, 11:00 AM at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 28 E. William St., Delaware, Ohio, Pastor William Saunders officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Delaware County Humane Society, 4920 St. Rt. 37 E., Delaware, Ohio 43015.