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Obituary for Richard Bernard Samson

Richard Bernard Samson, 83, of Ludell, KS, died Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at his home in Ludell Township, Rawlins County, KS.

Richard was born July 10, 1939, in Union Township, to Adrian F. and Tressie B. (Flood) Samson. Richard’s life began on his aunt’s farm, East of Atwood. The family moved to the farm East of Ludell, in 1941, when he was two. Richard spent the remainder of his life on the farm he loved so dearly.

Richard graduated from Atwood High School with the class of 1957. He was a farmer, rancher, and Archer oil salesman. Richard married Bernadine L. Hale on August 7, 1968. After her passing, Richard married Bonnie S. Jeffries on January 26, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Bernadine, in 2010; his wife, Bonnie, in 2021; sister Frances Carpenter, in 2011, and nephews, James D. Cogburn II, in 2010, and Adrian Carpenter, in 2022.

Richard is survived by his son, Jamie Samson (Sara Bishop); daughters, Barbara Steiner (Les) and Beverly Evans (Mark Ramser); sister, Shirley Cogburn (James); grandchildren; great grandchildren; five nieces; great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 10:30 a.m., Friday, November 11, 2022, at Baalmann Mortuary, Atwood, with Pastor Dan Carson officiating. Interment is at Rose Hill Cemetery, Ludell, KS. Memorials may be given to the McCook Humane Society and sent in care of Baalmann Mortuary, PO Box 391, Colby, KS, 67701. For information or condolences visit