Barbara “Barb” M. Sampson, 83, of Delphos, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2022, at The Springs of Lima. She was born June 19, 1939, in Elkhart, IN, to Robert E. Farrington and Mandilla M. Chapman. She was raised by her mother and stepfather, George W. Winter, Jr. They preceded her in death. On August 15, 1966, she married Charles “Charlie” P. Sampson, Jr., who preceded her in death on December 7, 2019.
Barb is survived by her children, Gary (Beth) Leach of Lima, Donna Parsons of Spencerville, Lauri (Gary) Mahan of Delphos, Mark Sampson and Thomas Sampson both of Fort Wayne; stepsons, Jerry (Donna) Sampson of Delphos, Mike (Kristine) Sampson of Flowery Branch, GA, Greg Sampson of Miller Beach, IN, and Frank (Ruth) Wairer of Germany; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, brother, Dean Winter of Mishawaka, IN; and sister, Patricia Cannon of Elkhart, IN.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie; her parents, and her brothers, Michael Winter and Doug Winter.
Barb attended Goshen High School in Indiana. She worked for several years at the Chateau in Delphos. Barb was a member of the Elm Street Church of the Brethren in Lima.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 30, 2022, at Harter & Schier Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 30, 2022, at Harter & Schier Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice.