Marilyn Sams

Dec. 16, 1928-May 20, 2014

REDWOOD FALLS – Services for Marilyn Sams, 85, of Hiawatha, Iowa, formerly of Redwood Falls, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Redwood Falls. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Burial is in Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that guests consider memorials to Mercy Foundation, 710 10th St. SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403, or First United Methodist Church, music ministries fund, 601 Veda Drive, Redwood Falls MN 56283. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

She died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Hiawatha, Iowa, of heart disease and leukemia.

She was born Dec. 16, 1928, in Sioux City, Iowa, to John Thomas and Anna Almena (Ellison) Goldsmith.

Survivors include her sons, Steve, David, Keith and Brian; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sister, Anna Bernice.