Verna L. Sams

November 20th, 1964 - February 13th, 2013

RICHMOND, Ind. – Verna L. Sams, age 48, of Richmond, died Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. She was born November 20, 1964, in Connersville, Indiana, to Lawrence A. and Janet L. Steele. Verna was a 1983 graduate of Union County High School in Liberty. She was manager of KFC/Taco Bell, Wendy’s, and J’s, Restaurant. Verna was a member of Living Faith Church of God. She enjoyed horseback riding, softball, swimming and being in the ocean. Verna loved her dogs, Willie and Bo. She was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Survivors include her husband, Bruce E. Sams, to whom she was married March 12, 1988; daughter, Erika Marie (Kendrick) Ferriell of Richmond; son, Ryan Edward (Betsie) Sams of Richmond; grandson, Mason Sams of Richmond; mother; Janet L. Wright of Liberty; father, Lawrence (Ethel) Steele of Brookville; sisters, Janice Edith Locke of Connersville and Loree A. (Tim) Persinger of W. College Corner; nieces; nephews; father and mother-in-law, Charlie and Sadie Sams of Richmond; sisters-in-law, Traci Sams and Lisa Jenkins, both of Richmond; and brother-in-law, Mark (Kim) Sams of Richmond. She was preceded in death by her sister, Georgia Marie Pazzaglia. Visitation for Verna L. Sams will be from 6 to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, February 17, 2013, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 18, 2013, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Allen Henderson officiating. Burial will be in Brookville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: Reid Cancer Fund, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at

Memorial contributions may be made to: Reid Cancer Fund, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374.

6:00PM to 9:00PM on Sunday, February 17th, 2013 at Doan & Mills Funeral Home (map/driving directions)

10:00AM at Doan & Mills Funeral Home on Monday, February 18th, 2013 (map/driving directions)

Maple Grove Cemetery
Brookville, IN 47012 (map/driving directions)