Heeding her Creator’s call, Ruth Perry Sampson went to her Eternal Home on November 12, 2019. Ruth was born at home on The Old Perry Farm in Platte County, two miles north of Platte City, MO, to Bennie & Anna Ellen (Hunt) Perry on August 3, 1945. Ruth attended Tracy School for two years, then graduated from Platte County R3 High School, class of 1963. Ruth received her BA in 1979 from UMKC, and attended one year of law school. . She met John Elisha Sampson and they were married June 13, 1966.
John preceded Ruth in death on April 21, 2011. Also preceding her in death are her beloved parents and siblings. Ruth is survived by her sister May Perry-Daulton Garcia and many friends.
John & Ruth were Grandpa John & Grandma Ruth for the Adventure Club Reading Program for a time. Ruth will be missed. A visitation were held Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Rollins Funeral Home in Platte City. She will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband at a private interment in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Weston, MO.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a church of your choice. Arrangements By: Rollins Funeral Home—Platte City, MO—Ph. 816.858.2129. www.rollinsfuneralhome.net
Jerry M. Martin, 72, of Faucett, MO passed away Friday, December 6, 2019 at North Care Hospice in N.K.C., MO. Jerry was born January 14, 1947 in Stoutland, MO to Joseph Melvin and Georgia Mae (Blackburn) Martin. He married Mary Sue Bywaters on September 3, 1982 at the Christian Assembly Church of Weston, MO. Jerry spent his working life constructing homes and commercial buildings. He was a talented master of all trades, and enjoyed tinkering with various projects, helping his friends, and loved mowing and taking care of his home. Jerry was an especially talented woodworker and in his earlier years, he loved boating on Pomme de Terre and Lake of the Ozarks.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son Larry Don Martin. Jerry is survived by his wife Mary; his children Melinda (John) Ward of K.C., MO, Deanna (Dave) Long of K.C., MO, Karla (Jared) Leclair of Tioga, TX, and Kyle Martin of St. Joseph, MO; his grandchildren David, Josiah, Ross, Megan, and Riley; his great grandson Jason; his siblings Gary (Nancy) Martin, and Kenny (Tina) Martin; and numerous extended family and friends.
A visitation will be held 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Rollins Funeral Home in Platte City; followed by a 2:00 p.m. funeral service. Interment will follow at the Camden Point Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be given to the Family Snack Fund at North Care Hospice or the Camden Point Cemetery Association. Arrangements By: Rollins Funeral Home—Platte City, MO—Ph. 816.858.2129. www.rollinsfuneralhome.net