November 5, 2009

(12/31/1915 10/31/2009)

Violet Irene Campbell, 93, of Hot Springs, SD, formerly of Memphis, died October 31, 2009, at the Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home in Hot Springs.

She was born on December 31, 1915, in Memphis, MO, the daughter of Lydia Jane Garrett. She was raised by her grandparents, Albert and Sarah Garrett, uncle, George Garrett as well as her uncle Leonard and aunt Tiny Garrett.

Violet attended school at Pleasant Hill and then was married to Clyde Maurice Campbell at Memphis, MO, on August 31, 1932. To this union three daughters were born, Ada Jane, Mabel Ann, and Eleanor Jean.

In 1989 Violet moved to Rapid City, SD due to illness. In 2003 she moved to the Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home in Hot Springs, where she resided until her death.

Violet enjoyed countless hours of fishing with her husband, daughters and grandchildren. She loved to read, cook, garden and make root beer floats for her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Lydia Garrett; her husband, Clyde Campbell; and one daughter, Ada Jane.

Violet is survived by her two daughters, Mable Ann (Gerald) Fees of Rapid City, SD, and Eleanor Jean Campbell of Covington, GA; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., with funeral services following at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 5, 2009, at the Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home Auditorium with Pastor Bill Martin officiating.

Interment will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 7, 2009, at the Memphis Cemetery in Memphis, MO.

Arrangements are under the direction of McColleys Chapels of the Hills in Hot Springs with local services handled by the Gerth Funeral Service from their Memphis chapel.

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