John Curtis Campbell

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

John Curtis Campbell, 64, Nevada, passed away on Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at his home in Nevada surrounded by his family following a short illness. He was born December 18, 1943, in Pryor, Okla., to Walter Lee Campbell and Lucybelle Compton Campbell. He married Linda M. Compton on June 10, 1977, in Kansas City, Mo., and she survives of the home.

John spent his childhood on a farm in Nevada. He was a 1962 graduate of Northeast High School in Kansas City, Mo. He worked most of his life as a printer in Kansas City. John returned to Nevada in 1991. He worked for Nevada Regional Medical Center at Moore-Few Care Center, Barone Alzheimer Care Center and the Nevada R-5 Schools. John was an enrolled tribal member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. He was also a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Nevada.

Survivors in addition to his loving wife Linda of 32 years include, four loving children, one son, Matthew Campbell and his wife Patty, Kansas City, Kan.; three daughters, Lori Wooldridge and her husband Daren, Belton, Mo., Debbie Sturm and her husband Darin, Kansas City, Mo., and Cindy Wagers and her husband Bruce, Nevada; his mother, Lucybelle Williams and his stepfather Ben, Nevada; one brother, Steve Campbell and his wife Yvonne, St. Louis, Mo.; one sister, Christine Molle and her husband Mark, Kansas City, Mo.; 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and one on the way; and several nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his father Walter Lee Campbell and his sister Mary Meister.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with father Justin Hoye officiating. Interment will follow in Marvin Chapel Cemetery, Vernon County, Mo. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at the funeral home. Rosary services will be held at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, with family visitation following from 7-8 p.m., at the funeral home.

Those who wish may contribute to Heartland Hospice, Butler, Mo., in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

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