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Weigel Funeral Home ~ Metamora
Sunday November 18th, 2018
1:00am - 6:00pm

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Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton
Sunday November 18th, 2018

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Mary Ann Sampson

Mary Ann Sampson, age 86, passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, November 11, 2018, after a short battle with Pancreatic cancer.  Mary was born in New Bremen, Ohio on June 18, 1932 to the late Edward and Leona Wellman.  She was a 1950 graduate of New Bremen High School and on September 23, 1955 she married Merle Sampson who survives.  They recently celebrated 63 years of marriage.  Mary was a long time cook for the Swanton School System.  

She was preceded in death by two brothers Charles and Mack Wellman and a sister Carol Deniston.

Mary is survived by her husband Merle, children Tom Sampson (Paula) of Holland, Bill Sampson (Pauline) of Lake Hills, Texas and Bob Sampson (Callie) of Claremont, North Carolina.  She is also survived by grandchildren, Andrea Sampson, Jonna Alexander (Will), Ray Haywood (Amanda), Catrina Sampson, Emily Sampson, Mindy Sampson and Kiel Sampson as well as many nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Mary loved to do ceramics, many of which she won blue ribbons at the Fulton County Fair.  She also knitted many afghan’s and it was not unusual to see her working a puzzle in her living room.  She also loved playing board games with her grandchildren and watching Ohio State football on fall Saturday’s.  Mary was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Swanton.

The family wishes to thank the many people who helped her through her recent journey including the good people at Ohio Living Hospice, the Toledo Clinic and the Mercy Hospital System.

Visitation will be held at the Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut Street in Swanton, Ohio on Sunday, November 18, 2018, from 1 to 6 p.m. followed by a funeral service with Pastor JT Bean officiating.  In keeping with Mary’s wishes she will be cremated with a burial of her ashes at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.


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To the entire Sampson family, we extend our heartfelt condolences. Bill and Emily you are in our thoughts and prayers.

DeDe Hart Nov 18 2018 12:00 AM

Tom, Paula and family,
May your mom rest in peace and know that she was loved.

Kelly and Jerry Crawford Nov 16 2018 12:00 AM

A Garden Path Vase was ordered on November 16, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Nov 16 2018 12:00 AM

Tom sorry for the loss of your mother. Prayers go out to you and your family.

Larry Money

larry money Nov 14 2018 12:00 AM

Our sincerest condolences to Mary's family. She was such a lovely woman and always quick with a smile. She will be missed.

Tom and Chris Wellman Nov 13 2018 12:00 AM

A Spathiphyllum was ordered on November 13, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Nov 13 2018 12:00 AM

A Balance Easel Spray was ordered on November 12, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Nov 12 2018 12:00 AM

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