Arthur (Art, Sam) L. J. Samson died at St. Luke's Hospital on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the age of 82.

Arthur (Art, Sam) L. J. Samson died at St. Luke’s Hospital on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the age of 82.
Art is survived by his wife, Anita M. (Heitlinger) Samson and his brother, Vincent Samson, as well as all of his children, Larry Samson, Debbie Samson, Kenneth Samson, Karen Samson, Daren Samson, 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Art was born on Feb. 5, 1936 in Linn Missouri. He graduated from Westphalia High School in Westphalia Missouri. He served in the military from 1955 to 1958 and was stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He married Anita M. Heitlinger on Nov. 7, 1959 and settled in Leavenworth, Kansas. He was employed by Select Product/Hallmark Cards for 36 years until his retirement Dec. 1997.  
A visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. on Wed. Aug. 1, 2018 at Belden Larkin funeral home. A funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m., on Thursday Aug. 2, 2018 at St. Joseph Church located at Broadway and Miami, in Leavenworth, Kansas. He will be laid to rest at Sunset Memory Gardens immediately following the funeral. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Art’s life. In lieu of flowers, send plants or send memorials to St. Joseph Church – Stained Glass Restoration Fund.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Belden Larkin Funeral Home.