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Sam Kang Tingley age 77 of Clinton passed away Friday, August 11, 2017 at the University of Iowa Hospitals. Visitation will be from 1:30 to 3:00 P.M. Monday, August 14th at the Pape Funeral Home. Funeral Services will begin at 3:00 P.M. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.

Sam was born in Seoul, South Korea on June 23, 1940. She married Gene B. Tingley on May 13, 1964 in Seoul. Gene passed away on July 26, 1996. She had been employed at Swift and Company and later owned and operated Sam and Yong Oriental Restaurant with her daughter. She was a member of the Grave Korean Church in Moline. She enjoyed bowling and fishing.

Sam is survived by four children; Yong Grinstead of Clinton, Hyung Nam (Sharone) Tingley of Clinton; Rose Tingley of Las Vegas and Victor (Eileen) Tingley of New Port Richey, FL; 16 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; two sisters and two brothers in South Korea and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.
Published on August 13, 2017
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