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Helen R. Sample

Helen R. Sample Helen R. Sample

Helen Ruth Stark Sample, 90, of Borden, Ind., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and KofC No. 1348 Women’s Auxiliary. Helen had also served as a volunteer for the American Red Cross and liked singing in her church choir. She loved working out in her garden and going on walks. Helen enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and was fond of her beloved dog, Daisy.

She was born on Dec. 6, 1931, in Lanesville, Ind., to Theodore and Mayme Bacon Stark.

In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Sample; son, John Francis Sample; son-in-law, Larry Smith; and siblings, Lucille Conrad, Mary Cox, Evelyn Ferguson, Herman Stark, Lavern Vaughn, Audrey Summers and Earl Stark.

Helen is survived by her daughter, Mary Ann Smith; grandchildren, Kevin Smith (Jessica), Chris Smith (Becky), Kyle Smith (Amanda) and Cory Smith (Sarah); great-grandchildren, Emma, Sydney, John, Abby, Audrey, Sam, Katelyn, Noah, Mallory and Caleb; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany, Ind.).

Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (8310 St. John Road, Starlight, Ind.) with burial to follow at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Jeffersonville, Ind.

Contributions in Helen’s memory may be made to Hosparus – the Community Hospice of Southern Indiana (502 Hausfeldt Lane, New Albany) or to Helen’s church.

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