Elizabeth “Kay” Samm

Elizabeth “Kay” Samm, 63, of Baroda, passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at her home.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 10:00 AM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Burial will follow at North Shore Memory Gardens in Coloma. Friends may visit from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Friday, October 9, 2015 at the funeral home.  Memorial donations may be made to Hospice at Home or Berrien County Cancer Service. Those wishing to sign Kay’s Memory Book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.

Kay was born on March 29, 1952 in Caraway, AR to Carl R. and Elise L. (Redding) Ryan. On December 5, 1980 she married Edward “Curt” Samm in St. Robert, MO. Kay was a homemaker and took pride in caring for her two sons. She cherished the time she spent with her family and canine companions. Kay attended the Baroda Church of God.

Kay is survived by her husband of 34 years, Curt; sons, Robert (Bridgett) Perrone of Kansas City, MO and Michael (Kimberly) Perrone of Bel Air, MD: five grandchildren, Jordan Ryan Perrone, Courtney Elizabeth Perrone, Dustin Klein, Travis Lee Perrone, and Faith Laraine Perrone; her first great-grandchild, due in March; siblings, Barb (Wayne) Allen of Coloma, Cathy (Charles) Traughber of Watervliet, Alice (Pete) Gagliardo of Coloma, Sue (John) VanAvery of Benton Harbor, Carl Wayne (Shelia) Ryan of Coloma, Rick Ryan of Stevensville and Gary (Sheri) Ryan of Galien; numerous nieces and nephews; and her devoted dogs, Macy and Lucy. Kay was preceded in death by her parents.