Rose Marie Beckmon Samson, age 72, of Colony, Kansas, passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at her home.
Rose was the oldest of four children born to Bill Nels Beckmon and Ethel Pearl (Reiter) Beckmon. She was born on August 9, 1944 in rural Colony. She grew up in Anderson county and graduated from Colony High School in May of 1962. In May 1962 she married Billy Don Burcham and they moved to the Topeka Area. There were four children born to their union. They later divorced. Rose married Maurice (Al) Samson on February 1, 1990, moving to Iola and later Colony.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Samson, infant daughter Tammy Lynn Burcham, and father Bill Beckmon.
She is survived by her mother, Ethel Beckmon of Iola, Kansas; sister Mary Scovill and husband Bob of Colony, Kansas; brother Bill Beckmon and wife, Cindy of Colony, Kansas, and brother Randal Beckmon and wife, Marsha of Kincaid, Kansas.
Other survivors are her daughter, Susan & husband Danny Abbott of Galena, KS, son Tom Burcham of Colony; son James Burcham of Galena, step sons Bob & Dawna Samson & Gary Samson of Topeka; grandchildren Kara Cunningham, Travis & Taylor Brown, Amber Riebel, Caiti & Kelsey Curran, Jacob Burcham, Steve, Trevor & Michael Samson; great grandchildren, Shay & Trace, Kimree, Taegan & Arianna, Chloe, Kayson, and Alex.
She enjoyed working as a paraprofessional in elementary schools, loving all the children.
Services for Rose will be Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service in Iola. The funeral will begin at 11:00 a.m., with visitation beginning an hour prior. Burial will follow in the Colony Cemetery. Contributions in her memory are suggested to Hope Unlimited. Condolences for the family can be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.