Lola Mae Sams

  • Died: December 23, 2012
  • Location: Camden, Ohio

Tribute & Message From The Family

Lola M. Sams, 93, of Camden, OH, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, December 23, 2012. Born in Oxford, OH, she was a daughter of the late Samuel L. & Flora E. (Root) Groves. She worked many years as a beautician in Camden and also as the manager for the snack counter at Preble Lanes in Eaton. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband Urban B. Sams on November 29, 1992: brothers and sisters Harold, Byron, Samuel, John and James Groves; Mary Jane Groves and Grace Greg: great grandson Kory Sams: and son-in-law Douglas Armstrong.

Survived by children Sandra L. Miller & husband Dale of Camden; Deborah Armstrong of Camden; and William Sams & wife Betty of Eaton, OH: 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren: sisters and brother Freda Stephens of Eaton; Ruth Stevens of Oxford, OH; and Herbert Groves of Lake Havasu.

Friends may call on the family from 12:00 - 1:00 PM Friday, December 28, 2012 at the Robert L. Crooks Funeral Center at Preble Memory Gardens - 3377 US Rt. 35 - West Alexandria. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 PM with Pastor Greg Jackson presiding. Burial Preble Memory Gardens Cemetery.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So many years and so many memories.

Posted by Connie H Hubbard - Clermont, FL - A lifelong friend   January 07, 2013


She was a sweet lady. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Posted by Gay Day & Gordon Hiler - Brookville, IN - Friend   December 28, 2012


Love you Grandma Mae. You'll be forever missed.

Posted by Jayna Mae Lee - Eaton, OH - Great Gandaughter   December 28, 2012

I always enjoyed my big hugs from Mae! One of the sweetest little ladies I have ever gotten the privilege to know! My prayers go out to my entire family as she will be sadly missed here. Love you Mae!

Posted by Sherrie Howard - Tampa, FL   December 28, 2012

Mae was a wonderful person to be around. She will be missed dearly. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone. I always enjoyed bowling with her and will cherish the memories forever.

Posted by Juanita Stevens - Eaton, OH - Sister-In-Law   December 28, 2012


May all Gods Blessings be upon all the Urban Family . Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Aunt Mae was like a 2nd Mother to Larry when his own Mother passed away. She was a loving and careing person. One you just loved being around. She sure did light up a room with her smile. She is now with her beloved husband whom she missed so dearly with his passing before her.

Rest in Peace, Aunt Mae...............We so dearly loved you!

Larry and Carol Groves
Orlando, FL

Posted by Larry and Carol Groves - Orlando, FL - Nephew and his wife   December 28, 2012


Oh what great memories we have of times at Aunt Mae. She was always a pleasure to be around and we will miss that sweet smile and warm heart. Cherish those great memoriesa and she will live in our hearts forever.
May God give Sandy, Bill and Debbie and all the family comfort, strength and courage in the fact that your Mom fought the good fight and now has reached her reward.
Love always
Pat & Bill

Posted by Pat and Bill Roberts - Soddy-Daisy, TN - Niece and husband   December 27, 2012


You are in our thoughts and prayers!

Posted by Steve & Sandy Favorite - Eaton, OH   December 27, 2012


I remember you as my Grandma Cohees neighbor. We lived in Eaton, so when we came to Camden to see Grandma, you let Debbie come over and play. My cousins were too small. I remember the fun times in Camden and you were one of them Mae Sams! Rest in Peace.

Posted by Terri and Dave Wilson - Eaton, OH - friend   December 26, 2012


Bless the entire family. This sweet woman will be missed by all. It was a pleasure to have met her and her family. Class Act!

Posted by Tim Grill - New Lebanon, OH - friend of family   December 26, 2012


Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you at this time of loss. Be content in knowing this sweet little lady is singing with the Angels.

Posted by The Williams Family, Jeff, Tammy, & Katie - Germantown, OH - Family friend   December 26, 2012

Mae was a sweet blessing to our lives, the church, and the Camden Community. We pray for Debbie,Sandy and family.

Posted by Bro. Greg and Renee - Camden, OH - Friend   December 26, 2012

So sorry to hear about your loss.. what a dear sweet lady.. wonderful memories of her love and care towards Barney and Catherine Groves children, Linda, Barbara, and Larry, and great memories of her parents!..special condolences to the her family!.. Deanna

Posted by deanna swihart wentz - eaton, OH - friend   December 25, 2012

So sorry to hear about Mae. May your memories lift you up. Love

Posted by Bob and Peggy Reynolds - West Carrollton, OH - family   December 24, 2012

Bill and Betty so sorry about your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers. James and Rose Schleiger

Posted by Rose Schleiger - West Alexandria, OH - friend of family   December 24, 2012