Lenora Joanne Wiens Samanski 1926 - 2007 Ness City
Ness City - Memorial services for Lenora Joanne Wiens Samanski, 81, Ness City, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Ness City.Mrs. Samanski died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, in Ness City.She was born June 7, 1926, in Bakersfield, Calif., the daughter of John Joseph Hodel and Anna Ediger Harder Hodel. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tabor College in Hillsboro in 1949. She was a resident of Ness City since 1956.Mrs. Samanski was a bookkeeper for her husband's medical practice. She was also a substitute teacher at Ness City High School. She held many offices for Business and Professional Women, Hospital Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, Home Art Extension Unit, Alpha Theta ESA and Central Kansas Medical Auxiliary. She also worked at the state level for Kansas Medical Auxiliary and Kansas Business and Professional Women's Clubs. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She was active in the Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts of America for 10 years.She married Peter K. Wiens on July 23, 1948. He died Jan. 9, 1983. She married Walter J. Samanski on Aug. 5, 1990. He survives.Other survivors include a son, Stan Wiens, Kemp, Texas: three daughters, Gwen, Jan and Cindy Wiens, all of Lawrence; a brother, Emanuel Hodel, Lake Jackson, Texas; and eight grandchildren.The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church or the Hereditary Neurological Disease Center, sent in care of Fitzgerald Funeral Home, 207 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Ness City, KS 67560.