Sam Barrow 1970-2014
Sam Levine “Wah mi mi” Barrow, 43, Valley Falls, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, in Holton.
He was born Dec. 19, 1970, at Holton, the son of Vernon Charles “Red” and Myra Matchie Barrow. He graduated from Valley Falls High School in 1990.
Sam had worked at Cretex Engineering at Oskaloosa and for Cook Brothers Fencing. He enjoyed supporting community athletic programs.
Sam was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.
He married Stacy Vessar. They later divorced. He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon “Red” Barrow; and a brother, Paul Lawrence.
Survivors include his daughters, Montana Vessar, Sierra Vessar, Piper Barrow and Chesnie Barrow, all of Valley Falls; his mother, Myra Matchie, Mayetta; his stepmother, Debbie Barrow, Valley Falls; his companion, Brandi Clark, Valley Falls; five brothers, Dr. Willie Barrow, Baltimore, Md., Zac Brown, Arvada, Colo., Lacey Brown, Valley Falls, Bennie Nioce, Topeka, and Raymond Nioce, Mayetta; two sisters, Ruda Mendez and Marji Heim, both of Mayetta; and a granddaughter, Kensli Bond.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Gathering will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the Kendall State Bank Community Hall in Valley Falls. Refreshments will be served.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sam Barrow Children’s Education Fund, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Valley Falls, KS 66088. Online condolences are welcome at www.mercerfuneralhomes.com