Will be celebrating her 100th birthday by hosting a dinner party for relatives and friends. She was born in Rock Island on Oct. 25, 1917. She married William M. Sample on
July 25, 1936. He is deceased.
Her children are William R. (Lori) Sample of Duluth, Minn., and Richard R. Sample of Oklahoma City, Okla. He is deceased. She has a grandson, Robert W. (Tanya) Sample in Atoka, Tenn., and a granddaughter, Susan Colburn of Woodstock, Ga. Her great-grandsons are twins Joshua and Justin (Miranda) Colburn. She has many nieces and nephews.
She was employed by Illinois Bell Telephone for 20 years, retiring in 1979. She enjoys playing bridge, reading and gambling.