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Mary Jayne Sample

February 6, 1943 ~ June 8, 2022 (age 79)


Mary Jayne Sample, of Spring Grove, PA, entered God’s eternal care, Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at the Hanover Hall Nursing Home with her family by her side. 

Born February 6, 1943, in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the late Patricia (Jennings) Lydick, and stepdaughter of the late James and Mary (Stockbridge) Murphy.  Mary Jayne was the loving wife of David G. Sample with whom she shared sixty-two years of marriage.

Mary Jayne was a member of Black Rock Church of the Brethren and a former member of Arbutus Methodist Church. 

Mary Jayne loved riding horses and was a member of the PA Rangers and the League of Maryland Horseman.  She enjoyed singing and performing with the Theater of Performing Arts of York County and the Hanover Little Theater.

In addition to her loving husband, David, Mary Jayne is survived by a daughter, Karen L. Townsend and husband Edward of Hanover, PA; a son, David J. Sample and wife AnnMarie of Baltimore, MD; three grandchildren, Jordan Myers, Nicole Sample, and Zachary Townsend; three great-grandchildren; and two siblings.  She was preceded in death by two siblings. 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.  Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary Jayne’s name to the charity of your choice. 

The family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to the Kenworthy Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, PA.   Memories and condolences may be shared at

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