A service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2011, at First Christian Church in Sedalia, in the fellowship hall. A buffet dinner will be served and the sanctuary of the church will be available for private reflection at 5 p.m. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2011, at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel in Sedalia. There will be a private graveside service in Crown Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Fred Schaeffer, Barney Knight, Tom Knight, Steve Bloess, Tom Fischer, representing David Fischer and the Fischer family, and Blake Butler. Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Harvey and Rick Johns. The family suggests memorial contributions to First Christian Church or University of Missouri School of Medicine in care of McLaughlin Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be offered online at www.mclaughlinfuneralchapel.com.
Born July 1, 1931, in St. Joseph, she was the daughter of the late James Holt and Elizabeth (Clough) Beaven. On Aug. 15, 1953, in St. Joseph, she married Albert James Campbell, M.D., who survives of the home.
She was raised in St. Joseph and was a 1949 graduate of Central High School, becoming a "Fervent 49er". She was a 1953 graduate of the University of Missouri in Columbia with a B.A. in education.
She was an active member of First Christian Church since 1953 and attended the Bethany Sunday School Class. She worked as office manager for her husband's medical office for many years. She was a professional volunteer. She was a member and past president of Sorosis, member and past president of Chapter BB, PEO, member and past president of the Pettis County Medical Auxiliary, member and past president of the Missouri State Medical Auxiliary, member and past president of the Southern Medical Auxiliary, member of the Bothwell Hospital Auxiliary, a long-standing board member of State Fair Community College, member of the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center advisory board, member and past president of the Lyceum Theater Board, member and past president of the Heard House board, and past board member of the Scott Joplin Foundation and festival volunteer.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children, Elizabeth E. Campbell, M.D., of Raleigh, N.C., Albert James Campbell III, M.D., of Delaware, Ohio, and Robert Beaven Campbell, of Sedalia; one sister, Betty Blakeley of St. Joseph; two grandchildren; and five nieces and nephews.