West Hill Cemetery
Sampsell Family Tombstone
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M.F. Sampsell Jr.
Marion Herbert Sampsell
Hazel K. Sampsell
Bettye McElroy Sampsell
SHERMAN - Bettye McElroy Sampsell, 81, died April 19, 2010,
in Sherman. Burial was in West Hill Cemetery in Sherman. At Bettye's request,
no service was held.
Bettye was born Jan. 1, 1929, in Oklahoma, daughter of Jesse R.
McElroy and Bess Lucas McElroy. She married Marion Herbert "Sammy" Sampsell
April 18, 1948, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Sherman where she
was a member at the time.
Sammy preceded Bettye in death, as did her parents; sister, Myrna
Banzer; and brother, Jess McElroy.
Actively involved in the community as a Realtor, Bettye had also
been a loyal supporter of Austin College. She was passionate about the
history of the Sherman-Denison area and loved books and reading.
Survivors include a son, Clyde Russell Sampsell; daughter, Marion
Elizabeth Sampsell Aronson; granddaughter, Sara Aronson; sister-in-law,
Carol McElroy and family; and other relatives residing in the nearby area.
Memorials may be made to Austin College or to the Red River Historical
Museum of Sherman.
Dannel Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
The Herald Democrat on April 23, 2010
to the West Hill Cemetery