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SANGERVILLE - Shirley V. Campbell, 94, wife of the late Robert H. Campbell, passed away January 14, 2016, at Mayo Regional Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 28, 1921, in Dexter, the daughter of Perry and Nellie (Thomas) Nelson.

Shirley married Robert Campbell in 1942 and lived in the Campbell Farm until her death. She enjoyed buying and selling furniture and antiques. She and Robert operated Campbell's Furniture Store in Dexter for many years. In later years, she devoted all of her time to what she loved best: harness racing, raising Charolais beef cattle, and her family. She had a generous heart and was always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need.

She was predeceased by her niece, Elizabeth Campbell Hunt, and her nephew, Bruce Campbell. She is survived by a son, Brian Campbell; a daughter, Betty Richardson and her husband, Earlon, all of Sangerville; three grandchildren, Scott Richardson and his wife, Lisa, Timothy Richardson and his wife, Lisa, all of Sangerville, and Katherine Dow and her husband, Troy, of Trenton. She also leaves seven great-grandchildren, Ryan, Michaela, Cassandra, and Courtney Richardson; and Gavin, Aidan, and Willa Dow. She leaves two great-great-grandchildren, Keagan and Parker Richardson. She was one of thirteen children and is survived by her brother, Perry D. Nelson of Dexter. She will be lovingly remembered by her special nieces, Susan Campbell, Janice Dore, Joyce Harvey, and Sandra Hooper, and a family friend, Craig Ashford. Shirley's family extends a special thank you to Care and Comfort, Heather, Connie, Lee-Ann, Raquel, Sarah, Ruth-Ann, and Barb for allowing us to keep her at home.

A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 21, 2016, at the Dover-Foxcroft United Methodist Church, with Pastor Mark Stevens officiating. . In lieu of flowers, please carry on Shirley's generous spirit by paying her kindness forward to others. Spring burial will be in the family lot in Knowlton's Mills Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Condolences and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.
Published on  January 18, 2016
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