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Betty Jane Spencer Campbell, 89, of Wellsboro, was welcomed into heaven from her home Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.
She was born in Wellsboro, Sept. 16, 1923, to Stacey and Mildred Emberger Spencer.
She courageously survived two bouts of cancer, but heroically succumbed to a third.
She waspredeceased in 1994 by her husband of 53 years, Roderick Douglas Campbell, a disabled Marine veteran of World War II, who retired as an A&P produce manager. Surviving children comprise Douglas (Beverly) Campbell of Lock Haven and Wimauma, Fla.; Sandra (Peter) Campbell Losinger of Charleston Township; Connie (Loren) Campbell Christley of Charleston Township and Palm Beach, Fla.; Bettie Lou (David) Campbell Bader of Hamlin, N.Y.; William Campbell of Blackwell; Susan (Ed) Campbell Gambler of York. She was predeceased by grandson, Roger Kenneth Wilson of Virginia Beach. Surviving grandchildren comprise Christopher (Maria) Campbell of Lebanon; David (Susan) Campbell of East Stroudsburg; Channing (Perly) Campbell of Newark, Del.; James (Emily) Losinger of Wellsboro; Angela (Keith) Losinger Vandegrift of Charleston Township; Pamela Nichols Oliver and James Nichols of Wellsboro; Stephen (Theresa) Wilson of Clearwater, Fla.; Rebecca and Chad (Jami) Bader of Raleigh, N.C.; Ty and Keely Gambler of York; great- grandchildren comprise Andrew and Arden Campbell of Lebanon; Tarryn and Emmalyn Campbell of East Stroudsburg; Taylor Campbell of Newark, Del., Christina Weimer and Casey Worthington of Wellsboro; Stacy Hartman of Arnot; Mitchell and Nathan Vandegrift of Wellsboro; Rebecca Oliver of Wellsboro; Jonah Oliver of Chicago; Samuel Oliver of Pittsburgh; Stephanie and Amanda Wilson of LeRoy, N.Y.; Tyler Roeper of Rochester, N.Y.; Danielle Wilson of Clearwater, Fla.; Olivia and Kingston Bader of Raleigh, N.C.; great-great grandchildren comprise Aiden Trynovich, Marissa, Weimar and Harper Bailey of Wellsboro, Carter, Lennon and Senecca Worthington of Westfield; Raina Wilson, Adissyn Lyons of LeRoy, N.Y. Surviving sister is Joan Spencer Hart of Wellsboro. Predeceased sisters are Ruth Smith of Land 'O Lakes, Florida, Patricia VanZandt of Wellsboro. Predeceased brothers are Ellsworth (Bud), Robert and Warren Spencer of Wellsboro.
A graduate of the Wellsboro Charleston Senior High School, she earned a B.S.Ed. in elementary education at Mansfield University in 1972 and taught in the Wellsboro Elementary schools for 10 years, where she inspired a love of education to myriad classes of kindergarten and first grade students. Earlier in her career she worked in the laboratory at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was a long time member of the First Baptist Church, but after retirement joined St. Paul's Episcopal Church, where she was active on a number of committees. A memorial service will be held at the St. Paul's Episcopal Church with her esteemed pastor, the Rev. Canon Gregory P. Hinton, officiating. (Time and date to be announced later.) She will be buried in the Wellsboro Cemetery next to her husband. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, contributions are sent in her name to the or the Laurel Hospice. Local arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. To share your fondest memories of Betty, visit
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Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from Jan. 23 to Jan. 28, 2013
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