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Samantha "Sammy" Rae Staab

October 4, 1986 ~ July 24, 2019 (age 32)

Samantha Rae “Sammy” Staab

Samantha Rae “Sammy” Staab, 32, Pensacola, Florida, died Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at her home.

She was born October 4, 1986 in Hays, the daughter of Patrick “Pat” and Karen (Dinges) Staab.  In 2005, she graduated from Hays High School and then attended Fort Hays State University and The University of Western Florida where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in molecular biology.  She was a chef and owner of her catering business, Sammy’s Haus.  She liked herb gardening, gallery walks, watching movies, and cooking shows.  Sammy enjoyed swimming, jet skiing, running and joined several running clubs.  She loved her Pomeranian dogs.

Survivors include her parents; Pat and Karen Staab of Hays, a sister Megan Staab of Hays, her grandmother; Alfrieda Dinges of Hays, her dogs; Max, Minni, and Ricki, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents; Elmer and Viola Staab and Gilbert “Bucks” Dinges, and her aunt Beverly Gross.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am on Friday, August 2, 2019 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.  Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 8:00 on Thursday and from 9:00 am until 9:45 on Friday, all at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.  A parish vigil service will be at 6:30 pm on Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Humane Society of the High Plains or Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.  Condolences and memories of Sammy may be shared with the family at

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