Published 4:49 pm Tuesday, October 2, 2018

FRANCES ARLENE SAMMS, age 93, of Garnet Valley, PA, formerly of Orange, TX, passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2018, at Naamans Creek Country Manor, Garnet Valley, PA. She was the wife of the late Leslie D. Samms, who passed away in 1998, and with whom she share 55 years of marriage.

Born in Grenola, KS, she was the daughter of the late Roy H. Dory and the late Etta Moore Dory.

She was one of the first members of the  First Christian Church in Orange, TX.

Mrs. Samms was a homemaker, and she enjoyed square dancing and being with her family and friends.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda D. Porter and her husband Larry of Garnet Valley, PA; one son, Larry D. Samms and his wife Joanie of Hemphill, TX; three grandchildren, Bryan Porter and his wife Debbie, Christy Holbert and her husband Dean and Joshua Samms and his wife Ashlee, and five great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one daughter, Sheila Lynn Samms, two brothers and two sisters.

Her Graveside service will be held in Orange, TX at a later date.

In lieu of flowers. A contribution may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

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Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA