Sam Fletcher

Sam Fletcher, 17, Overland Park, Kansas, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2011.


Sam was born on September 16, 1993, in Kansas City, Missouri, to William and Rosie (Hayner) Fletcher.  He was sophomore at Shawnee Mission North High School and was attending IQ Academy online.  Sam was a gifted guitarist, pianist and poet.  He loved his family, friends and his pets.


He is survived by his parents, Bill and Rosie Fletcher; brother, Eric Fletcher and his wife Lindsay,  two beautiful nieces, Alexis and Delaney, all of Kansas City, Kansas;  grandparents, Everett and Connie Fletcher, Wichita, Kansas and Harry and Margarita Hayner, Kansas City, Missouri; and his many aunts, uncles and cousins. 


Sam will be greatly missed by all who knew him.


Visitation and Funeral Service


Visitation will be from 7:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, where a funeral service will follow at 8:00 pm.  Cremation to follow.

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20 Comments on “Sam Fletcher”

  1. Beka Kramer Says:

    My heart is with you all. I love your family very much and am very saddend by what has happend. I know that words can’t give you back your son, brother, uncle, or friend, because I know what it is like to feel the way you are right now. May he find peace wherever his soul may take him.

  2. Veronica Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort help your family at this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Marilyn Bigler Says:

    My Dear Rosie & Bill,
    My heart is full of love and caring for you at this very difficult time. I cannot pretend to know the hurt of your loss. I do know that God has Sam in his loving arms and will care for him always; the same as you will. Bill & I will see you on Tuesday.
    Love, Marilyn Bigler

  4. john hayner Says:

    i shall always remember Sam as an energetic, active, extremely
    intelligent boy, curious about everything that was going on in the world around him. Sam plainly had unlimited talents only waiting to be developed. Sam was clearly one of God’s favorites, and
    God has taken Sam back to be in a special place beside Him.
    Thanks to Rosie and Bill for nurturing an Angel.

  5. larry fletcher Says:

    Sam, Chelsea and I surely miss you already. I truly believe you were a music virtuoso .We love you and you will always be in our thoughts.I think you put kenny wayne shepard and johnny lang to shame!!

  6. Kilee Watson Says:

    To the Parents of Sam,

    I attended school with Sam and had class with him. He was always very funny and caring. He used to listen to his IPod all the time, and used to let me listen along. He always had it up very loud and was drumming on the desk. He had the funniest laugh, that made you want to laugh along. He used to give me hugs too, and it was always made me feel like he cared. He was a wonderful human being. My thoughts and prayers are with you both, and I am terribly sorry Sam’s life could not be continued among us today.

    With Love,
    Kilee Watson
    – Junior at Shawnee Mission North

  7. Pam Dalrymple Says:

    Our heart felt condolence of the passing of Sam. May you hold your memories of him close to your heart always. Please know your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Your neighbors Pam & Ken Dalrymple

  8. Kaye Says:


    Tears came to my eyes when I heard this. Sam was a great kid, I am so sorry. I am here for you, if you need anything, If you need to talk to someone please call. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  9. Jeremy Evans Says:

    To whom ever it may concern:

    Sam was good friend of mine and of many others. I think all will agree that he touched and taught us all many lessons without even trying. I cannot even begin to express my deep sorrow for the loss and for his family. I had the great pleasure of visiting with Bill, Rosie, Eric, & others with friends at the Fletcher household today and find it very releaving to find that Sam had the best support and love that anyone coulve asked for. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and Sam. Know he will be missed dearly certainly could never be forgotten by many of his friends, he undoubtedly was a gifted, one of a kind, caring person. Listening to his beautiful music on youtube and facebook melts my heart and soothes many pains found in losing him, I’d suggest any one and every one to look them up, especially if you did not get the priveledge to know Sam. You can feel his presence in beautiful pieces he performs with uncanny grace and precision. And feeling his presence like that is something that will never leave me. I’ll see you on Tuesday.

    Jeremy Evans

  10. Anita McDaniel Says:

    As a teacher for IQ Academy Kansas I want you & your family to know that you are in our hearts and prayers and even though I did not have Sam in class, all students are important to us at IQ Academy. Please know that we are all here in case you would need anything and feel the loss of Sam in our lives.

  11. Anita McDaniel Says:

    As a teacher for IQ Academy Kansas I want you & your family to know that you are in our hearts and prayers and even though I did not have Sam in class, all students are important to us at IQ Academy. Please know that we are all here in case you would need anything and feel the loss of Sam in our lives.


    Anita McDaniel
    IQ Academy teacher

  12. Roe Says:

    My heart hurts for your family and I can’t find the words to type. I wish I could carry some of the pain for you, Rosie, my friend. You and your family have a tough road ahead. Please let me know what I can do to help you. Thinking and praying for you all.

  13. Kansas Barker Says:

    Dear Fletcher Family…

    I was a homeroom student online with Sam, and we got to talk a few times. It was a shock to find out that this had happened, and I’m very sorry. I connected to him through a few things (music, art…) and I’m definitely able to feel some of the loss that all who knew him feel.


  14. Matt Dumler Says:

    To the Fletcher Family: I was deeply saddened to hear of Sam’s passing. I was impressed with Sam’s work in class and he will be dearly missed. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Matt Dumler
    IQ Physical Education

  15. Karen Swierczewski Says:

    Dear Rosie and Bill,
    My heart aches for you and your family. I know your deep faith will carry you through this sorrowful time in your life. I know your beautiful baby boy is in God’s hands now and the memories of his beautiful smile and sweetness will remain with you until you meet again. You and your family are in my prayers.

  16. Larry Strong Says:

    Rosie and family,

    Ouf thoughts and prayers are with your whole famly in your time of loss. We grieve for you, knowing how mch family means to you.

    Larry Strong

  17. Brenda Banks Says:

    Hi Rosie and Bill,
    I am very sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family, you are all in my prayers. Rosie, I am at a loss for words right now, but when the pain becomes too unbearable just talk to Jesus. Close your eyes and say “Thank You Jesus” and he will help you and your family. I know you know this but sometimes pain like this is so unreal that we forget that he is there for us.

    ISAIAH 41:10 Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God, I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    Brenda A. Banks

  18. Mamie Haddock Says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Sam. I will keep your family in my prayers.

  19. Janet Stinson Says:

    I am so sorry to learn of Sam’s passing. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

    Janet Stinson

  20. Pam Says:

    Dear ones,
    As a mother of sons, I woke today praying for you with thoughts of Sam. The verse that came to me were these words ….”For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

    Underneath are His everlasting arms. We lean on Him.

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