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“Aunt Sam will be missed by all,she was always good to my family and l. She is the last of my parents generation in our family. Indeed her family was...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Ron Howe - National city, MI

“Andy and I are very sorry about the loss of Sammie Paterson. Mary and I were classmates and go way back to KSU (where we shared a duplex) and even...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Linda Parr - Nacogdoches, TX

“Deepest sympathies Nancy to you and your family. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Rosemarie Einholz - Stow, OH

“Offering our deepest sympathies during this time. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: The Staff of Bissler & Sons Funeral Home - OH

“Sammy was my aunt and a wonderful aunt may I say. She was always upbeat and a very caring person. Always interested in my children, my interests,and...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: JANE ANDRONE - Land O Lakes, FL

“Thinking of you and family Nancy. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Linda Frank - Seattle, WA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you, Nancy. It has been a long journey and you have done so much to care for your mom. Now she is at peace...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Lynne Smouse Lopez - Portland, OR

“Our prayers and sympathy are with Sammy's family. We are sure Sammy is once again with Ralph, Maxine and Bob having a good time. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Mike and Barb Coble - Stow, OH


Leola "Sammy" Paterson, 92, of Stow, died Monday, August 21, 2017, at Stow Glen Retirement Center in Stow. Sammy was a sweet soul who was beloved by all who knew her. She loved to entertain and hosted many a dinner party and bridge luncheon at the house on Horning Road. She loved reading, playing cards (especially bridge), traveling, old movies, and the Cleveland Indians. But most of all she loved being with her family and friends. She was a member of the Kent United Church of Christ.

Sammy was born May 17, 1925 in Akron, MI to the late Frank and Jennie (Lauderbach) Samson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Paterson, whom she married on May 29, 1948. She is survived by her son, John Paterson of Kent; daughters, Nancy Paterson of Ravenna and Mary (Carl) Cooper of Nacogdoches, TX; grandson, Sam Paterson of Kent; granddaughter, Rosalie Paterson of San Francisco, CA; sister, Beatrice Samson of Flint, MI; and special nieces, Charlene McKeel and Pat McGee.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 22, 2017, at the Kent United Church of Christ, 1400 E. Main St., Kent. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kent United Church of Christ.

The family would like to thank the staff of Stow Glen for their loving care of Sammy.

Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory are handling the arrangements.