Doris “Jean” Campbell, 84, of rural Memphis, MO passed away Sunday afternoon, September 24, 2017, at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, MO. The daughter of James and Hazel (Mathews) Foster, she was born July 18, 1933 in Scotland County, MO.
She graduated from Memphis High School. Then on November 18, 1951 she was united in marriage to Leo Vern Campbell, and to this union six children were born.
Jean was an avid gardener, growing and canning a lot of food for her family, and also loved her flowers and trees. She was a wonderful cook and noted for her birthday cakes and her delicious pies. While raising her family, she worked for DeRosear’s Flowers and Gifts, The Sportsman’s Den, and Rose’s True Value.
She loved spending time with her family and could not be any prouder of her children and grandchildren. She always said there wasn’t a bad one in the bunch. The Campbell home was known as the hang out for all the neighborhood kids which were always welcome. She will be missed dearly by all that knew her.
She was preceded in death by her, husband, Leo Vern; parents; three brothers, Roy Bullock, Vern Bullock and his wife Dorothy and Donald Bullock and his wife Juanita; two sisters, Opal Hall and husband Lowell along with a sister Lulabell Foster who died during infancy; a daughter-in-law Karen Leon; and her grandson Lucas Campbell.
Survivors include her children, Paul (Cathy) Campbell, Sharon (Dennis) Bradley, Bob Campbell and his friend Linda, Don (Stephanie) Campbell, Michael (Terry) Campbell and Jim (Joni) Campbell; fourteen grandchildren: Lance (Allison) Campbell, Lane (Jessica) Campbell, Lucinda (Nate) Clubb, Derek Bradley, Michelle (Bill) Holland, Jason Campbell, Kristi (Ryan) Groseclose, Kristopher (Megan) Campbell, Grant Campbell, Laney Campbell, Brooke Campbell, Courtney Campbell, Mathew Campbell and Kylie Campbell; 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; along with nieces, nephews, cousins and many good friends.
Memorials are suggested to the Friendship Cemetery Association in care of Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison St., Memphis, Missouri 63555.
The family enjoyed a luncheon served in the hospitality area at Payne’s while they enjoyed each other’s fellowship. It was provided by friends of the family and the ladies of area churches before the funeral services that were held Thursday afternoon, September 28, 2017 at the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis. Officiating the service was Pastor Larry Smith. Interment followed in the Friendship Cemetery northwest of Memphis.
Pallbearers were grandsons, Lance Campbell, Lane Campbell, Derek Bradley, Jason Campbell, Grant Campbell, Mathew Campbell and Kristopher Campbell. Honorary pallbearers were granddaughters, Lucinda Clubb, Michelle Holland, Kristi Groseclose, Laney Campbell, Brooke Campbell Courtney Campbell and Kylie Campbell.
Online condolences may be sent to the Jean Campbell family by logging onto Payne’s website at www.paynefuneralchapel.com.
Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis.