Allen “Al” Sample, Jr.

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Allen Sample, Jr.



      Mr. Allen “Al” Sample, Jr., 84, St. Joseph, Missouri, died Thursday, September 22, 2011.

      Mr. Sample was born on December 31, 1926, in Butler, Missouri.  He lived in Kansas City, Missouri, before moving to St. Joseph in 1960.  He graduated from Northesast Kansas City High School in 1944 and Kansas City College of Commerce in 1948.

      Mr. Sample worked as a Traffic Agent for the Union Pacific Railroad for twenty-five years, retiring in 1975.  He then worked as a General Supply Specialist for the FAA-ARTCC in Olathe, Kansas, retiring in 1988.

      He served in the United States Army during World War II.

      Mr. Sample married Ella Bristow who preceded him in death in 1999.

      He was a member of the Methodist Faith.  He was also a fifty-seven year member of the Masonic Lodge in Northeast Kansas City; DeMolay Knights; 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason; Ararat Shrine in Kansas City; Ancient Order of Camel Herders; High-Twelve #1249; and Pony Express Post #359, American Legion.

      He was also preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Mary Sample and his three brothers.

      Mr. Sample is survived by his daughter Sheila Sell and son-in-law Earl Sell of Port Angeles, Washington; granddaughter Julie Sell of Sequim, Washington; granddaughter Deborah Ellis and four great-grandchildren, Charlie, Ella, Abby and Joseph Earl of Gold Bar, Washington.

      Mr. Sample requested memorial gifts be made to the Shriner’s Hospital.

      Services:  1:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory where the family will receive friends 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Friday. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The Family suggests memorial gifts to Shriner’s Hospital.

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Messages of Condolence

  1. Katey Tibbetts says:

    We are very sorry for the family’s loss of their father, Al. My husband Rick and I became very close to Al, in the past 12 years. He was a wonderful friend, and will be missed by all of us.

  2. Ronda Doerfler says:

    I am sorry to hear about Al. I have been cleaning Al’s house for the last 10 years and he was a very good man.

  3. Carrie Watkins Dreier says:

    Sheila, I am at a loss of words for your loss of your dad. I remember fondly our days at Hyde Park Methodist Church and think of you often. Your grandparents, mom and you were very special people to our whole family. I was at the shiverie (sp) with the church group banging on pots and pans when your parents were recently married. I just lost my husband of eighteen years and know the pain of loosing a spouse. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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