Patty Lou Sample, 73, of Evening Shade passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at White River Health. She was born March 6, 1949 in Wynne, Arkansas to John and Deltha Sample.
Patty taught high school Science for over 30 years. She also taught GED classes, was a BETA club sponsor and directed numerous plays at the Evening Shade High School. She served as a representative on the Evening Shade City Council for many years. Patty worked tirelessly in her community, school, and church and always supported local activities. She was a member of Bear Creek Church where she taught Sunday school.
Patty was an avid reader, lover of animals and a big fan of old movies and plays. Her sense of humor and encouragement touched many lives.
Patty was survived by her sister, Clara Sample Ballard; her niece, Deltha Lynn Sharp and her great niece, Kelly Ann Shell; and other relatives and friends.
A graveside service will be held Friday, January 13, 2023 in the Bear Creek Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor James Holum officiating.
Visitation will be Thursday, January 12, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Qualls Funeral Home Chapel in Cave City.
Arrangements are by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.
Memorial donations can be made to the Evening Shade Ministerial Alliance or the Humane Society of Independence County.