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Marie Campbell

Marie Campbell was born Mildred Marie Weaver on March 3, 1925 in Blockton, Ia. Her parents were Raymond Weaver and Dicey Fern (Golliday) Weaver, lifetime residents of Iowa.

Marie remembered loving moments spent with her mother, but sadly she was only six when her mother died. There was great sadness and confusion at the time of this untimely death and as the family struggled to reorganize Marie and her two younger siblings went to live with their father's parents. Iona, Marie's older sister lived with her mother's family. When Raymond remarried Marie, her brother Duane, and sister Thelma returned to live in the home of their father and step-mother Joyce.

Marie was a good and energetic student and enjoyed school in the Works one-room school house. She skipped a grade before transferring on to the Blockton School where she completed high school at the age of 16. After school she worked as a child caretaker in the home of relatives. She and Paul Campbell eloped during the next year with the assistance of Paul's sister, Nina Poore and her husband Guy. Paul would soon be serving in the Army as the country was in the midst of WWII.

Marie and Paul had two children, Paulette Kay and Stephen Ray. Marie was happy being a homemaker and was known for her immaculate housekeeping. She was talented at cross stitching and loved taking family pictures and organizing albums. She enjoyed traveling throughout the states and always liked just getting into the car and riding around the local area with Paul. Music always provided fun for listening and dancing, which she always enjoyed. She loved watching people as they did the activities they enjoyed, which made her the perfect support mother/spectator at ballgames, band activities, etc. She was always a loving caretaker of her family throughout her life. She valued highly her friendships and relationships with her parents, grandparents, siblings, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Four siblings are now deceased; Iona Force, Duane Weaver, Donald Dean (Buck) Weaver and Faye Weidler.
Surviving family are siblings; Thelma Johnson, Fern Leight, and Mary Hildreth, Sisters-in-law; Virginia Weaver, Mary Weaver, Nina Poore and Brother-in-law Ola (Grace) Campbell.

Other surviving family members are her two children, Paulette Clem and Stephen Campbell; four grandchildren, Ann (Tony) Vodacek, Christopher (Jennifer) Campbell, Jeanette (Jay) Brandnor, Douglas (Jenni) Campbell; seven great-grandchildren, Kayla, Mason, Gemma Marie, Trent, Cordelia, Samson and Canaan and two step-great-grandchildren, Dylan and Keatyn, in addition to many nieces, nephews, and their families. She enjoyed keeping up to date with all the extended family and friends.
Her beloved husband of 71 years, Paul, resides in Mount Ayr Health Care Center.

Memorials are to the Blockton Ambulance Dept.

  • Open Viewing

    October 18, 2013
    12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Family Will Be Present

    October 18, 2013
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Funeral Service

    October 19, 2013
    10:30 AM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Burial

    Saturday October 19 2013

    Rose Hill Cemetery

    Blockton, IA

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I will miss my hugs and kisses from Marie and our chats about the past. It was an honor to help Marie in her final years. I love all of you! (((HUGS)))

Posted by Charlotte Myers Pearce - Blockton, IA - friend/ caregiver   October 16, 2013

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