Jonnie Samples


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LINDALE, TEXAS — Memorial services will be held for Mrs. Jonnie Justine Juanita Samples, age 94, of Hideaway, Texas, on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, under the direction of Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home in Lindale.

Jonnie was born on March 2, 1918, in Tyrone, Okla., to the late Eramus and Nora (Brock) Garnett. Jonnie graduated from high school in Liberal, Kan., and attended school in Garden City, Kan. She married Robert T. Samples, V.P. of Western Union, in 1939 until his death in 1969. Jonnie enjoyed living in many locations, including San Francisco, Calif.; Seattle, Wash.; Garden City, Liberal and Kansas City, Kan.; and Dallas and Lubbock, Texas, before moving to Hideaway, Texas, in 1975.

Jonnie was active in many hobbies and clubs, a Bridge Master, poker player/teacher, Mahjong Club, Gin Rummy Group, garden hobbyist, Tennis Club, Fishing Club, 9-Hole Golf Group, Tuesday/Thursday Exercise Group for 30-plus years, Swim Club, Variety Club, Book Club, Dance Club, Square Dance Club, Line Dance Club, Park Party Group and a lifetime member of the Salvation Army, where she volunteered for many years.

Jonnie was preceded in death by her two sisters and three brothers. She is survived by her children, Susan Leedy Stewart of Sun Lakes, Ariz., and Janet L. Gary of Dallas, Texas; and her grandsons, Lance Leedy, Derek Leedy, John Gary and Mike Gary.

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