Evedene Wilhelmina Rose Loewe Campbell
Evedene Wilhelmina Rose Loewe Campbell died on February 24, 2014 at the age of 86.
Evie was born in Freeport, IL and was the daughter of Herman Loewe, Jr. and Mildred Jahnke Loewe. She was raised in a German-American family, with eleven siblings.
Wilbur, Kenneth, Emmerson, Roscoe, Llewellyn and Delbert preceded her in death. She is survived by Gwendolyn Hanson, Leona Condit (LaVerne), Melvin (Arelene), Ronald (Pat) and Wesley (Jean). They descend from Hermann Loewe and Frederica Kraul who immigrated to America in the 1880's.
Evie married Floyd Campbell of Worthington, MO, who preceded her in death. They had two children, Colleen Campbell Taylor (Jonas) and Todd Campbell (Margaret Akers). She was step-mother to Patricia Campbell Christy. They lived in Rockford, IL and settled in Nashville, TN.
"Nanny" was a devoted grandmother to Jodi Lewis (Josh), Lindsey Taylor Zak (Ben), Andrew Taylor (Katie), Peter Taylor (Megan), Seth Akers-Campbell and Holt Akers-Campbell; and proud great-grandmother to Campbell Zak, Levi Lewis, Anna Claire Lewis, Charlotte Zak and Noah Taylor.
Evie grew up in Freeport, IL in a three story home with bountiful gardens. She attended Lutheran Schools and enjoyed ice skating, bowling, baseball and politics, while eschewing housework. As a teenager, she worked at the ten-cent store and helped in World War II by painting white gun sights on weapons. She attended Rockford College and worked at the newspaper in Rockford, IL.
Evie was a loving wife, mother and active volunteer in Donelson, TN. She was an outstanding mother, friend to many, and example to all. Evie volunteered countless hours at schools, swim meets, baseball games and youth organizations. Her home and heart were always open to neighborhood children, and she lent a hand and tender mercies to anyone in need.
As a young widow, Evie returned to the workplace to support her family. She made many sacrifices for her children and vividly lived the aphorism that "not what you endure, but how you endure is important." She was fiercely independent, and her good fortune was not to need good fortune to be happy. Evie enjoyed life with free will and accepted life's difficulties as determinism. In her advanced years, she enjoyed genealogy, emailing family, internet news, audio mystery books and chocolate cherries. She was proud that she helped her family achieve success in college academics and athletics, military, history, religion, health care, business, teaching, law and government.
The family wishes to express the joy that they feel to have been blessed to have Evie in their lives. They also offer their sympathies and condolences to all those who mourn her passing. May God, in his infinite mercy, give us the strength and courage to bear the loss.
Memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Tennessee, 404 BNA Drive, Suite 102, Nashville, TN 37217.
The funeral service will be private.
Arrangements Entrusted To: Spring Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery, Nashville (615) 865-1101; www.springhillfh.com