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Enid Evelyn Campbell, age 83, of Knox City, Missouri, died Monday, October 8, 2007, at the Harry S. Truman Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.
She was born June 17, 1924, at Kampsville, Illinois, the daughter of Edward F. and Lucille Evelyn Ritter Langer.
She was united in marriage to Harlin Edward Campbell on September 6, 1946, in Albuquerque, New Mexico and he preceded her in death in June of 1960.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, two children Lonnie Lee and Frank Jerome Campbell, and one granddaughter.
Surviving are nine children, Harlin Edward Campbell II and wife Susie of Jacksonville, Illinois, Gene Campbell and wife Phyllis of Knox City, Missouri, Anna Jackson and husband Archie of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, George Campbell of Jacksonville, Missouri, Helma Campbell of Knox City, Missouri, Matthew Campbell and wife Donna of Lewistown, Missouri, Richard Campbell and wife Margaret of Eugene, Oregon, Enid Stendebach and Husband Larry of Hannibal, Missouri and Michael Campbell and wife Janet of Wichita, Kansas, sixteen grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mrs. Campbell was raised in Kampsville, Illinois. She served her country in the United States Marine Corps during World War II from December 16, 1944, to January 23, 1945, obtaining the rank of Sergeant. She then served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves till August 22, 1946.
After their marriage Mr. & Mrs. Campbell lived in Oklahoma and Indiana then moved to Knox County, Missouri in 1960.
During her military service she lived in Washington D.C. where she helped military personnel obtain their High School Diploma and was also employed as a clerical worker. During this time she received an award for her service from Harry S. Truman.
Mrs. Campbell was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Edina, Missouri. She loved collecting Indian Artifacts and reading books on Native Americans and books on history and different cultures. She also enjoyed embroidering and spending time with family and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 1 p.m. Friday, October 12, 2007, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Edina, Missouri. The Reverend Father Bill Kottenstette officiated the services. Burial with full military rites were held in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Edina, Missouri, conducted by Cyril A. Graham American Legion Post # 261 and Knox County Memorial Post # 4822 V.F.W. Casket bearers were Harlin Campbell, Gene Campbell, George Campbell, Matthew Campbell, Richard Campbell, Michael Campbell, Lonnie Golden and Larry Stendebach.
Visitation was after 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2007, with the family receiving friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri. A wake service was held at 7 p.m. Thursday evening in the Chapel.
Expressions of sympathy in memory of Enid Evelyn Campbell may be made to the Enid Evelyn Campbell memorial fund. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, Missouri, 63537.