Joann Elizabeth Sams, 58, of Belpre passed away Feb. 12, 2013, at Ohio State University Medical Center.
She was born Aug. 12, 1954, in Washington, D.C., a daughter to the late Joseph R. Sams and Bettie Sams. She was a longstanding, dedicated employee of DuPont, serving on many teams including, ErgoTeam, SMART Team, ITF Team, Safety Team, Visual Management and the Medical and Fire Brigade. She was also a member of the Little Hocking Volunteer Fire Department, loved to travel, read, and enjoyed animals.
She is survived by her mother, Bettie Sams of Coolville; brothers, Joseph L. Sams (Catherine) of Belpre and David Sams (Robin) of Vincent, Ohio; sister, Pam Nutter (Chris) of Guysville, Ohio; nieces and nephews, Jamie Sams (Kelly), Robin Fru (Arbie), Breann Sams, Michael Sams, Josiah Nutter and Jerrick Nutter; along with many other extended family, and her family at DuPont.
Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Mark Eaton officiating. Entombment will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Little Hocking Volunteer Fire Department in Joann's honor.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.sunsetparkersburg.com