Carolyn Leep Samples

Carolyn Leep Samples,73, of Kenova, WV. passed away Saturday, September 9, 2023, at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She was born September 5, 1950 in Huntington, WV., a daughter of the late William and Bedelia Brown Leep. Carolyn was retired from the Corp of Engineers after 35 years of service. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters Maria Bodamer and Brenda Compton and one brother William Leep, Jr. She is survived by her husband Earl Samples; two sons James Samples (Samantha) and Kevin Samples; one sister Linda Pratt (Sam) and three granddaughters Emmalee Brooke Samples, Anna Marie Lucille Taylor and Trinity Noelle Taylor. A memorial gathering for family and friends will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Thursday, September 14, 2023 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. The family request no flowers. Online condolences may be expressed at

5 Replies to “Carolyn Leep Samples”

  1. All our love and sympathy to each of you as ya have lost a dear mother and wife and friend to so many . We dearly loved this kind and sweet lady for many years and will always miss her and her big smile and encouraging words always❤️! May you each be given much peace and rest and comfort in your sadness and the days ahead as only the God of all Comfort can give.Praying for each of ya during your loss. Remembering Carolyn always.

  2. I’m so sorry to hear of Caroline’s passing! She’d been more than a customer for over two years…we’d become friends! Vivid Salon won’t be the same without you! I will miss her visits and her upbeat attitude! RIP my friend

  3. I am so sorry to see the news about Carolyn’s passing. My Dad, K Richard Ash, worked with her at the Corps of Engineers and was also friends with her Father, Bill. I always looked forward to her sweet smile. She was a wonderful thoughtful person and I will miss her. Prayers for comfort and strength for her Family and Friends.

  4. I am saddened to see the news of Carolyn’s passing. My Dad (K Richard Ash) worked with her at the Corps of Engineers and absolutely loved her. We were all Ocean Broccoli Beef fans and my Mom and I were lucky to have had several opportunities to eat lunch with Carolyn at the China Garden. Prayers for comfort and strength for all of her Family and Friends. She will be missed.

  5. Such a truly kind and special lady, my sincerest condolences to each of you Earl, James an Kevin.

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