Campbell, Marilyn

Written by David Green.

Marilyn J. Campbell, 78, of Fayette, Ohio, died Friday, June 4, 2010, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind., following complications from a stroke. 

She was born Jan. 29, 1932, in Fulton County, Ohio, to the late Harold and Geneva (Kline) Huntley. She married LaVon Campbell on Aug. 15, 1978, in Tazewell, Tenn., and he survives.

Marilyn graduated from Gorham Fayette High School in 1950. She was employed as a bookkeeper for Dutch Village store in West Unity, Ohio, and had previously worked many years at the former Foodland store in Fayette.  Marilyn’s greatest passions in her life were her grandchildren and gardening.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Thomas (and Bonnie) Berry of Bellefontaine, Ohio; five daughters, Sandra (and Matt) Crommer of Waldron, Mich., Brenda Richardson (and Bill Dickey) of Waldron, Lisa Meyers of West Unity, Rebecca Metcalf of Cement City, Mich., and Vickie Betz of Queens Creek, Ariz.; a sister, Janet Crisenbery, of Flippin, Ark.; 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two siblings, Martha Moore and Gene Huntley.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, at Eagle Funeral Home–Barrett Chapel in Fayette with Rev. Aden Porter and Rev. Winston Hatcliff officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday.

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