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Irene E. Sams

Irene E. Sams, 71, New Albany, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany.
Born March 29, 1942, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Charles G. and Viola M. Riley Sams.
She was a member of the Floyd County Animal Rescue League and a former employee of both Paramount Plywood and Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by three siblings, Betty L. Rake, Shirley A. Peppler and Gary W. (Sonny) Sams.
Survivors include a brother, Melvin R. (Bud) Sams, and a sister, Madeline J. Durbin.
Visitation: Friday, Oct. 25, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home in New Albany.
Funeral: Saturday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with burial in Mount Zion Cemetery at Elizabeth.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the American Heart Association, 240 Whittington Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222 or the Floyd County Animal Rescue League, 215 W. Market St., New Albany, IN 47150.