Carella M. Samson, age 93 of Linn, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015, at Linn Community Skilled Care.
Carella was born June 13, 1921, in Linn, a daughter to the late August and Regina (Koenigsfeld) Franken.
Carella attended St. George Catholic School and was a lifelong area resident.
On July 12, 1943, she was united in marriage to Charles J. Samson at St. George Catholic Church in Linn. He preceded her in death on June 8, 1995.
Carella was a member of St. George Catholic Church in Linn, St. Ann's Sodality, Quilting Circle and Western Catholic Union.
She enjoyed quilting, flowers especially roses, gardening, playing pitch and playing the piano.
Carella is survived by: two sons, Ralph Samson and his wife Mary of Linn and Roger Samson and his wife Carol of Linn; two daughters, Sarah Koenigsfeld and her husband George of Frankenstein and Mary Gabelsberger and her husband David of Frankenstein; 13 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and her spouse of 51 years, she was preceded in death by: two daughters, Arlene and Rita Samson; a great grandson, Nolan Koenigsfeld; four sisters, Alma Hamburg, Martha Otto, infants Eleanor and Margaret; two brothers, Vince and Ben Franken; three half-brothers, Clarence and Raymond Franken and Vic Schaefer; a half-sister, Mary "Mame" DeKayo.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Morton Chapel in Linn.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 6, 2015, at St. George Catholic Church with Fr. Daniel Merz as the celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. George Parish Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. George Catholic Church or School.