Beverly Ann Sams

b. 21 November 1941, d. 17 October 2010

Father*Delbert Sams b. 17 Mar 1908, d. 10 Mar 1969
Mother*Helen Estella Deem b. 21 Aug 1909, d. 3 Oct 1994
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Birth*Beverly Ann Sams was born on 21 November 1941 at Parkersburg, Wood County, WV.1 
Marriage*She married Kenneth Clayton Connolly on 11 May 1959 at Parkersburg, Wood, WV. 
Death*Beverly Ann Sams died on 17 October 2010 at Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark, OH, at age 68.1 
Obituary*Her obituary published on 20 October 2010 at Parkersburg News, Parkersburg, Wood County, WV; Beverly Ann (Sams) Connolly, 68, of Newark, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, in the Hospice Unit at the Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark, Ohio following a courageous battle with Post-Polio Syndrome with complications from pneumonia, and advanced Lewy Body disease.

Beverly was born on Nov. 21, 1941 in Parkersburg, W.Va., the daughter of Delbert Sams and Helen (Deem) Sams. Beverly was a devoted mother and home-maker and a founding member of the Northside Baptist Church of Newark. She was also a dedicated donator to various charities including The Children's Miracle Network for 24 years.

Surviving are her husband of 51 1/2 years, Kenneth C. Connolly a retiree of Rockwell/Meritor as a Lathe operator and Quality Control Inspector, whom she married on May 11, 1959 as well as; three Children: daughter Kim Connolly-Mettille and husband Michael Mettille, son: Kenneth Scott Connolly, and Shawn Connolly and wife Mikey Connolly; eight grandchildren: Teanya Branham-Jasper, Kendra Branham, Andrea (Ana) Branham, Jacob Connolly, Cheyenne Lanning, Breanne Lanning, Shayni Connolly, Montana Roberts; nine great-grandchildren: Cameron Jasper, Klayton Branham, Gage Miller, Desiree (Desi) Jasper, Gaven Winters, Kolin McGill, Makeena Decker, Alana Decker, Alexa Branham;

Beverly passed from this life into the arms of God. Those of you that knew her knew that she was a very kind, caring, and Godly lady.

Besides her grandparents and parents, Beverly was preceded in death by her six-month old daughter, Kay Ann Connolly in 1961. She had told family members this week that she loved them and she was going to heaven. She will be missed by many.

Most people have a "Rally" period before they pass over. Beverly had an entire day to tell all of her loved ones how much she loved them. This was a miracle in and of its self, since she had been unable to speak at all for near two weeks. Such a witness she was giving God all the credit and peaceful release, looking forward to seeing him and being in his care, telling everyone about God's love. As she got ready to go she said, "I love you too. I'm going to heaven. Bye-bye."

Friends and family may call on Thursday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the White-Schwarzel Funeral Home, 2817 5th St, Coolville, OH 45723, till the time of funeral service which will immediately follow at 1 p.m with her nephew, Rev. Robert Barber, of Bethel Worship Center will be officiating. Burial will follow at the Sandhill Cemetery in Long Bottom, with a family fellowship dinner at The Bethel Worship Center at 39782 State Route 7, Reedsville, Ohio 45772 following the graveside ceremony.

Sign her guestbook and at www.facebook/Bev Connolly.1 
Burial*She was buried on 21 October 2010 at Sandhill Cemetery, Long Bottom, OH.1 


Kenneth Clayton Connolly

Last Edited28 Oct 2010


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