Ella Sample Veditz, 87, of Westminster, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at her son and daughter-in-lawâ€™s home in Salisbury where she had been living for the last month. Born Aug. 23, 1924 in Delmar, Del., she was the daughter of the late Frank Barry Sample and Ella Blanche Whitley Sample. Her husband, retired Maryland State Policeman, Lt. Col. Thomas Edward Veditz, died Dec. 5, 1994.
Ella lived in Salisbury until 1971 when the family moved to Westminster, MD when her husband was transferred to Pikesville. She was an active member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Salisbury and the Westminster United Methodist Church in Westminster, MD. She was always active in the community and her church, but her family and friends brought her the most joy. She will be remembered and dearly missed for her dedication, loving support, quick wit, and generosity. No words can describe how truly wonderful she was or how much she is going to be missed.
Survived by sons and daughters-in-law Brian T. and Janet Veditz of Salisbury, Frank B. and Leigh Veditz of Stevensville, James E. and Leslie Veditz of Springfield, Va., daughter and son-in-law Janet C. and Steve Wright of Charlotte, N.C., 8 grandchildren Shey Conover and husband Josh, Carly Kincaid and husband Matt, Allison, Joseph, Colin and Bryn Veditz, Justin and Nick Wright, 3 great-grandchildren Harper and Finley Conover and Mia Kincaid.
She was predeceased by sisters Francis Mortimer, Elizabeth Piermont, Kathryn Sample, and brothers Frank, John and Robert Sample.
The family will receive friends on Monday from 12 noon until time of funeral service, 1 p.m. at the Westminster United Methodist Church, 165 E. Main St., Westminster with her pastor, Rev. Dr. Laura B. Easto officiating. Interment will follow in Meadow Branch Cemetery.
A reception will be held at the church following the burial.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be offered to Coastal Hospice at the Ocean, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802.