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“Loretta was a very kind and loving person. My deepest sympathy goes out to her family for whom I have known for many years. She would make me laugh...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Lamarr and Kathy Phillips - OH

“I was very blessed to have has such a wonderful mom. Caring, compassionate, and loving. She will always be remembered for her dedication to family,...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Jeff Sampson

“I never had the chance to meet Loretta but knew her through the site, Find a Grave. She was such a wonderfully loving & caring person. She will be...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Beverly Joe Vauighn

“Dear Loretta, I only know you through your son Jeff and I love you. He was so blessed to have a mother like you and you were blessed to have him as a...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Julie West

“God bless! ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Carol Schleich

“To our nephews Sam and Jeff and the family, your Mom was proud of her children and their children. And her loss is so hard to imagine but her love...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Gayle & Frank Moore - FL - Family

“Sweet Loretta...oh my Sweet Loretta. I will miss her so much and sending her happy mail and I will miss her kind, and thoughtful nature! Bless your...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Josie Kinnear

“Jeff I wish I could be there to say goodbye to your mom. She was a great woman. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Nikki Nudo-Dabney

“I will miss Loretta so much. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Audie Voorhies


Loretta Ann Sampson, 79 Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Lane Family Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel for Loretta Ann Sampson, 79 of Niles who died Friday at St. Joseph Hospital. Loretta was born October 17, 1937 in McDonald, a daughter of the late Mathew and Emma (Wishak) Luknis and was a lifelong area resident. She graduated from McDonald High School in 1955 and worked as a quality inspector for General Electric from 1957-1971. Loretta enjoyed doing crafts, especially sewing, cross-stitch and crocheting. She loved to search the internet, especially find-a-grave, playing games on the computer. Loretta also enjoyed working in her yard, where she was a perfectionist in planting flowers and gardening. She loved to cook and bake and loved dogs; Tasha and Kenzie were her favorite. Loretta was gentle and loving with a caring heart. She always put the needs of her family before herself and will be dearly missed. Her husband, Donald E. Sampson, whom she married July 20, 1957, died February 21, 2002. She leaves two sons, Donald (Barbara) Sampson of Mineral Ridge, Jeff (Tammy) Sampson of McDonald; four grandchildren, Matthew, Amber, Alex and Abby. Loretta also leaves a sister, Delores McCale of McDonald; a brother, Donald (Roseanne) Luknis of McDonald; a sister-in-law, Lucille Luknis of McDonald and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and her husband, Loretta was preceded in death by a brother, Matthew Luknis and a brother-in-law, Robert McCale. Friends may call on Tuesday from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. at Lane Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel. The family requests material tributes to the American Heart Association or to the American Diabetes Foundation.