Roberta Sample

Roberta K. Sample

Tuesday, September 19th, 1944 - Monday, August 24th, 2020
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JANESVILLE—Roberta K. Sample, age 75, of Janesville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, at the home of her daughter. She was born in Lewes, DE on Sept. 19, 1944, the daughter of the late Charles Masey Marshall and Fanny Ellen (Webb) Marshall. Roberta attended Lewes High School of Lewes, DE and graduated in 1962. She then attended West Virginia University, where she earned her nursing degree. After college, Roberta married Edward Allen Sample where they were married at the First Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware on Aug. 22, 1969. Edward preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 2013. Roberta was a nurse for many years having worked for Mercy Hospital, Edgerton Hospital, and Caravilla Nursing Home before becoming an advocate for individuals with disabilities within the School District of Janesville. She spent numerous years doing for others and was never happier than when she was surrounded by her family. She had a large passion for quilting, sewing, gardening, playing the organ and piano as well as music in general. She was an active member of Faith Community Church in Janesville.
She is survived by her 3 beloved children, Edward Charles Sample and Sarah Ellen (Keith) Colby both of Janesville, Robert Richard Sample (Eric) Page of Elkhorn; a grandson, Mason Colby; niece, Caroline Robb of Janesville; great niece, Caroline Allen; and great nephew, Wayne Sockriter. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and a brother, Charles Augustus Marshall.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, at FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH, Janesville. Pastor Gary Shields will preside and burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the church. Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Service is assisting the family.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, August 31st, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Monday, August 31st, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Faith Community Church
    2931 Lucerne Dr.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53546
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  • Service

    Monday, August 31st, 2020 | 11:00am
    Monday, August 31st, 2020 11:00am
    Faith Community Church
    2931 Lucerne Dr.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53546
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  • Interment

    Oak Hill Cemetery
    1725 N. Washington St.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53548
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Mason Colby

Posted at 07:56pm
Love you Grandma Sample!
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The Loves Family

Posted at 09:28am
We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
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Judith (Hopkins) Briggs

Posted at 07:43pm
Dear Family of Roberta (Marshall) Sample:
Your mother and I were quite close, as she and I were good friends throughout high school. I am a graduate of the Class of '62 of Lewes High School, Lewes, Delaware. We visited each other's homes in the Lewes area and were in school choir together. I will always remember her beautiful soprano voice. I was so sorry to see this morning of her passing online, and please accept our sincere sympathy and prayers in your behalf. Surely Heaven is rejoicing, but we know the earthly parting is difficult.
She and I communicated a few years ago by e-mail, and I enjoyed our "chats" so much, but as often happens, for no special reason, we kind of lost contact during the last several years.

Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers,
Bobby and Judith (Hopkins) Briggs (Judy - Class of '62)
Lexington, North Carolina

The Jaynes Families

Posted at 01:01am
With loving memories of Roberta Sample from: The Jaynes Family: Bob & Mary, Matt & Cindy, Mark & Marissa, Luke & Abi and their families.
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Meg Bowen

Posted at 07:50pm
Roberta was one of the closest life-long friends of my mother-in-law, Bonnie, who passed away several years ago. Roberta was always so kind to my husband and me, staying in touch after Bonnie’s death and even adopting Bonnie’s dog, Chloe. She always spoke so fondly of her children and had a huge heart. She will be missed so much. I’m sure she and Ed and Bonnie are celebrating their reunion in heaven.

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