Cora (Beth) Samuels, 69, of Joplin, MO, died Tuesday, December 23, 2014.

Memorial graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 9, 2015 at Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall, with William W. Harlow officiating.  Local arrangements are under the direction of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home and an online guestbook is available at

Born August 28, 1945 in Benton County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Walker and Dessie Landreth Campbell and the step-daughter of the late Earl Campbell. She was raised in Marshall where she was a graduate of Marshall High School. On May 24, 1963 she married Donald D. Samuels Sr. who preceded her in death on June 21, 2011.  She lived most of her life in Jackson County, as a devoted wife and mother.

Cora is survived by one son, Donald (Dale) Samuels Jr.and wife Tammy Samuels of Joplin; one daughter,Melissa Beamgard of Bates City; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Josephine Nichols of Marshall; two brothers, Robert Walker of Marshall, and Harrison Walker of Windsor; along with several nieces and nephews.