Ruth Cooley Sample


Ruth Cooley Sample, 91, of Indianapolis, passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014.

She was born in Liberty Township, Ohio, to the late James C. and Marjorie (Owens) Cooley.

Ruth worked as a teacher in Indiana schools.

She is survived by a brother, James Cooley of North Carolina; a sister, Anne Wilkerson of Bloomington; grandsons, Clyde Richard Sample IV of Camby, Christopher A. Sample of New Whiteland and Steven William Sample of Franklin; two great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Connie Sample Howrey of Indianapolis.

She was preceded in death by her son, Clyde Richard Sample III.

A memorial service will be conducted at First Presbyterian Church in Franklin at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Simplicity Funeral and Cremation Care in Indianapolis.