Anna Ruth Sams, of Laurel, was born in Clay County, West Virginia, on February 24, 1938, beloved daughter of Howard B. and Lola E. Thomas Fitzwater. She married Aris Sams on February 27, 1956, in Shelbyville, Indiana. Anna was a long-time employee of Comb’s Market in Laurel, and was a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. In her spare time, Anna enjoyed reading, and crocheting caps to give to her family and friends. She looked forward to spending time with her family, and seeing the first hummingbird of Spring. Anna passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, in Indianapolis surrounded by her loved ones. Those surviving who will honor Anna’s memory include her son, David (Lori) Sams of Laurel; granddaughter, Courtney (Christopher) Shaver of Richmond; grandson, Nathaniel (LeeAnna) Sams of Connersville; grandson, Derrick (Sierra) McNeely of Connersville; great-grandchildren, Riley Shaver and Maverick McNeely; brother-in-law, Franklin Handy of Connersville; and several siblings, nieces and nephews. Anna was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Aris; her daughter, Cynthia Sams; sister-in-law, Arlene Handy; and several siblings. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Pastor Glen Goins will officiate the service beginning at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in the Laurel North Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the National Kidney Foundation or the American Heart Association. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Anna Sams.