Violet grew up in the rural Liberal and Bronaugh areas with her five brothers and two sisters and graduated from Bronaugh High School in 1937. On Nov. 28, 1940, she married Melvin G. Campbell at Bronaugh, Mo. They lived on farms in the Bronaugh area until moving to Nevada in 1948, with their two small children. Melvin died on Dec. 19, 1970.
She was a stay-at-home mother until going to work in 1957 as a receptionist at the Nevada Hospital and then in March 1958 at the U.S. Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service office in Nevada where she was employed for 21-1/2 years, retiring in November 1979.
Violet was baptized at the Bronaugh Methodist Church when she was a child. For many years she has been a member of the The United Methodist Church in Nevada.
From her maternal side she was of American Indian heritage and was a tribal member of the Citizen Pottawatomie Nation of Shawnee, Okla.
After her retirement she volunteered in community activities including working at the Red Cross Bloodmobile and delivering Meals on Wheels. She also was very active in United Methodist Women functions.
Violet was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Paul Ziegler Adams, Gilbert Orval Adams, and Clarence Kermit Adams; and two sisters, Mary Eloise Adams and Alice Veva Twigg.
She is survived by her daughter, Rama Faye Hart, and husband, Jim; her son, M. Keith Campbell, and wife, Karen; granddaughter, Michelle D. Swait; grandson, Dustin K. Campbell, and wife, Amber; great-granddaughters, Brooke and Ashlyn Swait; great-grandsons, Cayden and Morgan Campbell; a brother, Lewis Bourassa Adams, all of Nevada; a brother, David Frank Adams, of Liberal, Mo.; a step-great-grandson, Jeremy Swait, of Bartlesville, Okla.; several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Aug. 19, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with the Rev. Ralph Clark officiating. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park, Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service and the family receives friends 10-11 a.m., prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to The United Methodist Church of Nevada and to Special Olympics in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
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