Samuel Albert States, 86, Nevada, Mo., passed away Sunday, July 9, 2006, at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was born June 28, 1920, in Nevada, Mo., to Clauson David States and Alta Harrington States, He was married Feb. 15, 1947, to Mary Wood States, who survives of the home.
Sam entered the military service in May 1939. During World War II, he served in the Army's Battery H, Hound Dog, 203rd Regiment. He was stationed in the Aleutian Islands for two years and three months. After serving six years and six months in the military service, he moved to the state of Kansas where he was employed. He later moved back to Nevada, Mo., and worked as a painter for the state of Missouri, retiring in 1982. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Nevada, the Odd Fellows Lodge and the American Legion.
In addition to his wife Mary, survivors include two daughters, Rita Wolfe, Deerfield, Mo., and Tina Kirk, Choctaw, Okla.; four grandchildren, Anthony Wolfe, Fort Scott, Kan., Marlene Hogan, Deerfield. Mo., Mary Burrows and Michelle Morris, both of Choctaw, Okla.; One sister Elsie Miller, Payson, Ariz.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 12, at Newton Burial Park, Nevada, with the Rev. Ralph Clark officiating. Friends may call now and until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
The family suggests that memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church or the American Heart Association in care of Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada MO 64772