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Candi Sue Campbell

Candi Sue Campbell was born March 28, 1963 at the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr to Roberta Sue (Poush) and Elvin Doyle Campbell.  She graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1981 and later went to Southwestern Community College in Creston and graduated from the nursing program.

After graduating, Candi settled in Mount Ayr and worked for the Afton Care Center for many years.  Candi and her special friend Mike Zarr had one daughter together, Laura Rose.  She loved to plant and take care of her flowers and plant trees.  She had a truly kind heart and had a strong faith in the Lord.  She was a member of the Family Worship Center in Kellerton. 

Candi passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021 at the MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines.  She was preceded in death by her parents Doyle and Roberta. 

Left to cherish her memory is her companion, Mike Zarr of Mount Ayr; daughter Laura Rose Campbell of Mount Ayr; brother Ken Campbell (companion, Brenda) of Mount Ayr; sister Michelle (Greg) Smith of Sacramento, CA; nieces and nephews Amy Smith, Tyler Campbell (companion, Erica), Emily Campbell and Sarah Campbell (companion, Nick); extended family and many friends.

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Beautiful lady inside and out

Tammy mcatee Weesner Feb 17 2021 12:00 AM

candi has so much of her mother in her sweet smile.. and actions. Roberta will welcome her with open arms into heaven.. Hope she is also greeted by our Aunt Elizabeth. They all had that big sweet smile and loved the lord. Seems sad in a way for one so young to die but that is not for us to question. Condolences to her family as she will be missed.

linda smith Feb 15 2021 12:00 AM

Candy & I were good friends & enjoyed any time we could spend together! She had a Huge Heart & Loved People! She Loved the Lord & Prayed for many. Candi Loved with her whole heart, sharing hugs, cards & gifts with others. She never could say enough Thank Yous when you took her on an errand or gave her a card or gift. The simple things in life, nature & Gods creation, brought her joy! Candi always knew she was a Child of God & was confident in Gods Love & Acceptance of her. She knew her final resting place would be in Heaven with her Beloved Mom & Dad. Her Faith was strong & she always said, Im ready, whenever the Good Lord says its my time! More folks need to Love Unconditionally like Candi & her mom Roberta did! Rest In Peace my friend! Youll be missed!!!

Jodi Angus Feb 13 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Laura Rose and Ken... I met Candi when she was the night nurse at Afton Care Center. She was taking care of my Mother (Gail Feld) and many, many other Mothers and Fathers from the Community. She always had a story to share about Laura Rose which delighted my Mom. We were all fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder and had read the books many times. Candi always greeted my Mom and my Dad (Leonard Feld) with a smile. She cared and comforted all residents and their families at the Afton Care Center. We are sending our condolences to all her family and friends. That is a great picture of her beautiful smile and a wonderful way to remember her.

Laura Feld Feb 13 2021 12:00 AM

I never knew a kinder, more loving person than Candi. She truly lived out her Christian convictions through the love and compassion she showed all those who came in contact with her. No matter what she may have been dealing with in her life she could always find peace and contentment because she loved Jesus and knew Him as her Savior. She was not afraid to die, she knew she would be with Him and her family who had gone on ahead of her. I remember how happy she was to get her little house (seems like her grandparents left her) painted and fixed up. She was quick to love and forgive. I will never forget how uplifted she made me feel and I can hardly wait to see her again when Jesus calls me home. Shes healed now from all she suffered with. Praise the Blessed name of Jesus!

Mary Trullinger Davenport Feb 13 2021 12:00 AM

We are sorry to learn of Candi's death. We look forward to seeing her alive again in the resurrection.

Jim & Donna Adams Feb 13 2021 12:00 AM

My dear sweet cousin Candi Sue....oh the wonderful memories I have of you when I was young and spent my summers in Iowa with you all....memories I will hold close forever.....You were always the kindest, most gentle, Christ-like person I have ever known and I am Blessed to call you family
From your family in California (Becky, Joe, Kristian, and Mary)

Becky (Poush) Kalyn Feb 12 2021 12:00 AM

She lived a good life and loved God. Her life was full of service caring for others, Her very beloved daughter Laura Rose, and dear friend Mike.I am her Aunt And have known her always. We laughed together recently Have a night long ago when I got to tuck her into bed am I laid on the bed with her and read her stories Have a night long ago when I got to tuck her into bed am I laid on the bed with her and read her stories until she fell asleep. She was so full of joy in fun and so much like her mother in many wonderful ways.
After her mother passed we spent hours on the phone sharing memories and grief. She also was forward looking and Laura Rose planned a trip for them to take to Laura Ingalls Wilder country in May. She was so excited about that trip. I sent her birthday gift early and ask her not to open it until her birthday. We all know what happened she opened it 3 days before covid arrived. Bless her soul and I am grateful for the times with her. She held my hand at Byrles burial and Laura Rose and Ken sang so beautifully.

Mary Tedrow Feb 12 2021 12:00 AM

I met Candi when I did one of my clinical rotations, she and Ken, her brother helped with my training there. I will cherish those memories for as long as I live. Candi was always kind, soft-spoken and a great people's person. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. "For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ." 2 Corinthians 1:5 kjv

Eric Feb 11 2021 12:00 AM

Candi always had a smile and always asked about our dogs and cats . She even offered to fix one of our dogs. Will sure be missed and her smiling face at church. Your family will be in our thoughts snd prayers. Buddy & Carolyn Hall

Buddyhall1967@yahoo.comm Feb 11 2021 12:00 AM