Frances Arlene Samms of Garnet Valley

Frances Arlene Samms, 93, of Garnet Valley, formerly of Orange, Texas, died on Sunday, Sept. 29, at Naamans Creek Country Manor, Garnet Valley. She was the wife of the late Leslie D. Samms, who died in 1998, and with whom she share 55 years of marriage.

Frances Arlene Samms

Born in Grenola, Kan., she was the daughter of the late Roy H. Dory and the late Etta Moore Dory.

She was one of the first members of the First Christian Church in Orange, Texas.

Mrs. Samms was a homemaker, and she enjoyed square dancing and being with her family and friends.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda D. Porter and her husband Larry of Garnet Valley; one son, Larry D. Samms and his wife Joanie of Hemphill, Texas; three grandchildren, Bryan Porter and his wife Debbie, Christy Holbert and her husband Dean and Joshua Samms and his wife Ashlee, and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one daughter, Sheila Lynn Samms, two brothers and two sisters.

Her graveside service will be held in Orange, Texas at a later date.

In lieu of flowers. A contribution may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit

Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square.

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