Frances Irene (Fisher) Campbell

Frances Irene (Fisher) Campbell Bellevue Frances Irene (Fisher) Campbell age 80. It is with a great deal of sadness that the family of Frances Irene (Fisher) Campbell, age 80, of Bellevue, Mi., went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's. She died surrounded by her family on October 8, 2012. Frances was born on March 31, 1932 in Tipton, Mi., the daughter of Glenn and Olive (Randall) Fisher. Frances graduated from W.K. Kellogg Consolidated Schools, Hickory Corners, Mi., in 1950. She went on to study hairdressing at Wright Beauty Academy, Battle Creek, Mi., where she graduated in 1950. Frances married her beloved husband, Lester Ray Campbell, Sr. of Westmoreland, KS, at Yorkville Community Church, Yorkville, Mi., October 2, 1950. Frances and her husband were members of the Bellevue, Mi., Grange for many years. Frances spent her life as a homemaker, raising and loving her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as caring for others. She and her husband raised numerous farm animals and owned and operated Want-A-Doggie Kennels in Assyria, Mi., raising Dachshunds. They also planted a large garden every year and participated in Farmer's Markets. She was a Barry County neighborhood 4-H leader, teaching sewing, dog obedience, husbandry and gardening. Frances operated her own business called Handcrafted Quilts and was well known area wide as the "Quilt Lady." Frances and her husband spent time enjoying and working auctions for 20+years, as well as volunteers at the Charlton Park Historic Village, of Hastings, Mi., and Pioneer Village of Battle Creek, Mi., representing the pioneer life to visitors, and school children by cooking on a wood stove, quilting and storytelling. She spent time with her family and friends traveling and camping thru-out Michigan and especially to Kansas, Colorado, Canada and Florida, as well as numerous other areas visiting family and friends, and enjoyed spending lots of time outdoors while family went hunting, fishing and exploring. Frances was preceded in death by her devoted husband Lester, her infant son Larry, her infant brother Teddy, and her parents Glenn and Ruth Fisher and Olive (Randall Fisher) and Leon Travis. Frances leaves behind 3 brothers, Maurice Fisher and wife Shirley of Tampa, Fl., Stephen Travis and wife Marilyn of Pensacola, Fl., and Joseph Rockwell of Bluffton, IN. Frances will be forever cherished by her 4 children, Carol Ann (Campbell) Kosbar of Bellevue, Ms. Sherrie Irene (Campbell) Carr of Battle Creek, Lester Ray Campbell, Jr. and wife Cheryl (Cliff) of Battle Creek, and Marcia Kay (Campbell) Davis and husband Charlie of Bellevue. She is the grandmother of 10 grandchildren, Scott Lee Carr of Mattawan, Mi., Sammy Lee Kosbar and wife Kumi of Oak Harbor, WA., Navy-Gunner's Mate Chief Petty Officer GMC Troy Daniel Carr and wife Aileen, currently of Souda Bay, Greece, Ryan Jacob Campbell and (Melanie Miller) of Detroit, Mi., Marc David Kosbar of Hastings, Mi., Sabrina LeeAnn (Kosbar) Mitchell and husband Steve of Oshkosh, Wi., Amy Nicole(Campbell) Cassada and husband Donald of Vicksburg, Mi., Army-Sergeant First Class (SFC) Khristopher Charles Carr, currently of Korea, Andrew Robert Davis of Bellevue, Mi., and Evan Michael Davis of Kalamazoo, Mi. Frances is also the great-grandmother of 14 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, 223 N. Bedford Rd. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday at the Pleasantview Family Church, 2601 Lacey Rd. Memorials may be given to the or the Good Samaritan Hospice Residence. Please visit Frances's webpage at

Funeral Home

Bachman Hebble Funeral Service
223 Bedford Rd N Battle Creek, MI 49037
(269) 965-5145

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Oct. 10, 2012