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Bud and Ginny CampbellVirginia M. "Ginny" Campbell
age 73, of 1858 Nageley Road, New Philadelphia, (Barnhill) Ohio, died Friday morning, Nov. 30, 2012 in her residence following a six month illness. She retired in 2000 from the Lauren Manufacturing Company at New Philadelphia. Previously, she was an employee of Flex Plastics at Midvale for seven years, and was a supervisor at Handy and Harman for twenty years until the plant shut down. Additionally, she ran a newspaper route for the Times-Reporter for five years, and most recently had worked part-time as a dishwasher for Dee's Restaurant at New Philadelphia until Feb. of this year. She was born August 5, 1939 in Monroe Co., Ohio and was the daughter of the late John and Esther Straub Rothacher.
Her husband, Carl Leroy "Bud" Campbell, whom she married Nov. 13, 1956, passed away Jan. 31, 2004. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Russell Rothacher, and three grandchildren, Kristi Harding, and Jessica and Kyle Campbell.
Ginny was the foundation of a large, tightly bonded family. She was an individual who never turned away any person in need. Known by her friends and family to be generous and big-hearted, she always welcomed friends into her home. She showed her devotion to her grandchildren by focusing many of her life's efforts on them. She simply loved doing things with and for her grandchildren. Ginny devoted many hours to her hobby of gardening. She also carefully provided for hummingbirds and took pleasure in their presence. She was deeply devoted to her best friend of more than 55 years, Patty Phillips. Together they enjoyed the pleasures of shopping, reading, working puzzles, or just enjoying life as they shared it together. Above all, she was always a loving mother to her family of seven children.
She is survived by her children, Mrs. Vern (Lori) Alsept of Midvale, Ohio, Mike (Angie) Campbell of Roswell, Ohio, John (Nina) Campbell of New Philadelphia, Ohio, Jim Campbell and his companion, Susan Emhoff with whom she resided, Mrs. Tom (Cheryl) Belknap and Mark (Jennette) Campbell, both of New Philadelphia, and Tom (Pammy) Campbell of Midvale; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Ron (Delores) Smith of Hannibal Hill, Ohio. A large family of nieces and nephews completes the family.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 in the Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville with Pastor Brian Flood officiating. Interment will follow in the Ridgecrest Memory Gardens at Dover. Calling hours will be held Monday from 5 until 8 p.m. in the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Avenue S.W., New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663. To leave an online condolence message, please visit the funeral home website.
Published in The Times Reporter on Dec. 2, 2012