Violet Sampson Milliken

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Violet Sampson Milliken, 93, of Washington, died Thursday, January 17, 2013, with her family at her side.


She was born May 25, 1919, in Dallas, W.Va., a daughter of the late James Forest and Dessa McWhorter Sampson.


Mrs. Milliken was a graduate of Triadelphia High School, Wheeling, W.Va. She was a homemaker, an excellent cook and baker, and an avid reader.


She was a resident of Ellwood City for 32 years before moving to Washington in 1998.


She was a member of Wurtenburg United Methodist Church.


On October 18, 1941, she married William Milliken Jr., who died September 17, 1985.


She is survived by a daughter, Connie (Jack) McGinnis of Peters Township; a son, James W. (Linda) Milliken of West Chester; a brother, Richard Lane Sampson of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; five grandchildren, Jennifer (Chris) Davis of South Fayette, Susan (Michael Lord) Milliken of Denver, Colo., Christine Milliken of Philadelphia, William McGinnis of Carnegie and James (Mary) McGinnis of Washington; and four great grandchildren, Dylan and Brynn Davis and Katherine and Michael McGinnis.


She is preceded in death by two brothers, Albert Clark and J. Forest Sampson; and two sisters, Virginia Marie Spurrier and Viola Imogene Pollard.


Friends will be received from noon to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Michael H. Heinrich Funeral Home, 219 Main Street, Claysville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 21, with Pastor Dan Grimes officiating. Interment will follow in West Alexander Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to West Alexander United Methodist Church.


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