In loving memory of

Dorothy Pauline Sampson
March 10, 1924 - May 12, 2020

NORTH ENGLISH-Dorothy Sampson, age 96, of North English, died Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at the English Valley Care Center in North English.
Dorothy was born March 10, 1924, near South English, Iowa, to Ira and Lela (Lockridge) Harris and graduated from Webster High School in 1942. On December 15, 1945, she married Max Sampson in Keswick. The couple lived and farmed in the South English area until retiring and moving to North English in the late 1980's. Dorothy participated in Senior Dining activities and enjoyed the Chicago Cubs and Bulls, Iowa Hawkeyes, Iowa State Cyclones, going to her children's, grandchildren's and great grandchildren's events, playing cards and dancing.
Survivors include her children: Gary (Sue) Sampson of South English, Larry (Carrie) Sampson of Nauvoo, Illinois, Linda (Matt) Moore of Urbandale and Kelly (Cindy) Sampson of Ankeny; five grandchildren: Todd (Jennifer) Sampson, Wendy (Lester) Sebetka, Schuyler Sampson, Josh Moore and Molly (Nick) Moore and six great grandchildren: Tyler Ritter, Hayden Sampson, Addyson Sampson, Emmit Sampson, Clayton Sebetka and John Sebetka. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister: Arlene (Bill) Clark and two brothers: Stan (Margaret) Harris and Dick (Jean) Harris.

Memorial graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 18, 2020, at South English Cemetery, with Jane (Clark) Titsworth officiating. Burial will be at South English Cemetery. Due to the current coronavirus pandemic there will be no visitation.

A memorial fund has been established for the English Valley Care Center. Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North English is caring for Dorothy and her family. Tributes may be made at


Theresa wrote on May 17, 2020:

"I am so sorry she is gone. All my years growing up when i stayed with Grandma and Grandpa we would go to the farm and sirens time with Aunt Dorothy add Uncle Max. She had her own unique laugh i can still hear today"

Helen And Ron Popham wrote on May 15, 2020:

"We are so sorry for your loss. I remember spending many evenings as a child at your folks home with my parents. Helen and Ron Popham"

Alan Garringer wrote on May 14, 2020:

"to Larry &Carrie , so sorry for your loss"

Shirley Glider Knight wrote on May 14, 2020:

"Dorothy was always a kind, happy person and made you feel the same when around her. I remember her telling stories of growing up in Webster. My heartfelt sympathy to all of you. She will be missed. Shirley Glider Knight"

Stanley & Donna Knipfer wrote on May 14, 2020:

"to Gary & Sue, and rest of the family for Dorothy, we extend our prayers for you and family, so sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing, we have known her a long time, and when we started farming was at their place for seed. Sorry we can not be there at funeral, but we are thinking of you and family, Stanley & Donna Snakenberg Knipfer"

Lyle Hervey wrote on May 14, 2020:

"Dear Gary and the rest of the Sampson family. So sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing. I knew your parents for as long as I can remember and Dorothy was like a second mom. She always saw the bright side of things. With these strange times, I cannot be there to express my sense of loss and condolences in person. Lyle Hervey"

Becky Osweiler-Hott wrote on May 14, 2020:

"Dear Sampson Family Sorry for your loss. Loved your mom. Will never forget all her kindnesses. Her laugh made me want to laugh. Such a gem of a human being. Take care Becky Osweiler-Hott"