SIKESTON - Samantha Camille "Sammy" Thomann, 83, died at 5 a.m. Feb. 27, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center.
Born on March 7, 1920, in Portageville to the late Benjamin Arthur and Lillie Mae Bodi Tanner, she was a supervisor of the sewing department for 32 years at International Shoe Co. and then worked in the cafeteria at Sikeston Junior High School until her retirement. A charter member of the Illinois Avenue General Baptist Church, she served as a Sunday school teacher and worked with the youth.
On March 15, 1940, in Benton, she married Carl Irvin Thomann who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Pat Thomann of Paducah, Ky.; one daughter, Carlene Tinsley of Sikeston; three brothers, James Tanner of Sikeston, Otis Tanner of Flintstone, Ga., and Preston Tanner of Kingman, Ariz.; one sister, Rose Hill of Dexter; and six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Gary Zook of Sikeston and the Rev. Rick Lasley of the Wesley United Methodist Church will officiate.
Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Charley Tinsley, Ken Thomann Jr., Rick Bohnert, Bob Ormes, Keith Jones and Larry Jones.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Lois Russell, Allene McConnell, Vivian Hopper, Willine Miller and Pauline Heckert.
Memorial contributions may be made to
American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 343
Sikeston, MO 63801
St. Louis Chapter
9374 Olive Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132