Mary B. Campbell, 88

Mary B. Campbell

WELLSVILLE — Mary B. Campbell, 88 years old of Wellsville, left this world peacefully in her sleep on Feb. 22, 2017. She was born on Oct. 4, 1928 to the late Robert and Clara Russell of Wellsville. Mary was preceded in death by family including Charles E. Campbell, spouse, Charles Jr. and Gary Campbell, sons, and brothers Robert, Stanley, and Wayne Russell.

She is survived by her children: Mrs. Patricia (Patty) Sprouse, Mr. and Mrs. Karen and Charles Crews, Mr. and Mrs. Cheryl and Ken Bissell, and Mr. James (J.T.) Campbell, all of Wellsville, and Ms. Judith Freeman of Boardman, Ohio, Ms. Sharon Campbell of Toronto, Ohio, and Mr. Steve Campbell and Daryl Melton of Mulberry, Fla. She is also survived by a sister: Georgia Allison, brothers: Larry Russell, and Dennis Russell, all of Wellsville, and Donald Russell of Seattle, Wash. Mary had a wonderful and extended family of 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren who she took great pride in and loved dearly.

Mary worked as a finisher at Hall China for many years and was a past member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary in Wellsville.

Mary was a feisty character (her own words) who always had something to say and what she said most often was how much she loved her family, more than anything in the world, but a close second came football, specifically the Wellsville Tigers and sadly, but with hope, the Cleveland Browns. Like the postman, come rain, sleet, or snow, she was at the game sitting with family and friends cheering on the Tigers and loving every minute of it.

Mary had many friends throughout her 88 years and would like to tell them all to remember her with smiles and laughter as that is how she will remember all of you. Mary was given the blessing of laughter and loving life and now it is time for her to give what she can to her family and give the rest back to the Lord, who she informed us that she talked to on a regular basis. Mary became ill in the fall of 2016 with cancer and decided to be joyful about having a full life, rather than be sad about having to die. For Mary, moving on was simple, she had come to peace with that, but what she was leaving behind was the hard part for her. So rather than say good-bye, Mary would like to say hello in advance for the next time she gets to see all of you. This outlook worked well for Mary and her family and she is at peace now. Remember her now as her spirit cheers on the Tigers, floats by on a boat enjoying a day in the sun on the river, and falls with the leaves during the beauty of autumn. Mary leaves this mortal world knowing she was loved, will be missed immensely, and will never be forgotten.

Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery in Wellsville and Pastor Mark Blakeley will conduct a funeral service Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home.

Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Roberts Funeral Home, 631 Main Street in Wellsville.

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