Joy Lynn Sample

Joy Lynn Sample, 63, of Grandview, Mo., passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family.  Joy was born on March 3, 1958 in Kansas City, Mo., to James R. Ramey and Velma M. (Bradshaw) Ramey. Joy had lived her entire life in the Kansas City area.

She was united in marriage to David Sample on June 17, 1977. Joy enjoyed life and among her many interest she especially loved cooking, watching and rooting for the Chiefs, she also loved working at the Chiefs Stadium. Joy liked to Barbeque and was a member of The Kansas City Barbeque Society.  She also had a great passion for felines and had cats close by to enjoy and love.

Joy was preceded in death by her parents, James and Velma Ramey; her brother, Darrell Walker; and a sister, Patricia Cloud.

Joy is survived by her husband of 43 years, David Sample of the home; one son, Brandon Sample of Orrick, Mo.; and a sister, Mary Lou Terril of Shawnee, Kans.

The family will greet friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick, Mo.  Funeral services for Joy will immediately follow at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home, with Mr. Bryan Thompson officiating. Joy will be cremated following the services.

Mask are required to be worn to attend the visitation and service.


Brad and Brandon, I will miss Joy’s dry sense of humor. I remember her as a little 6 year old girl, throwing rice at the wedding when Andrea and I got married in 1963. Her pain is now over. God’s hand on both of you at this time.
Don Richardson

Brad and Brandon, I am sorry for your loss and pray that your memories and stories of your mom give you comfort and a smile. I will remember the fun times we had on the lake in Branson fishing and cruising in Uncle Jim’s boat. Your mom’s laugh and warm smile. May your heart be full of loving memories. With Love, Stephanie Richardson-Cummins