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Marlene A. Campbell

Mar 3, 1934 - Mar 19, 2019 (Age 85)

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Mr. Campbell,
Our oldest son was fortunate enough to have Mrs. Campbell for his 5th grade teacher at Earhart. He adored her, and I always enjoyed her wonderful sense of humor, kindness, and calm spirit. I hope you and your family finds peace in knowing how many lives she enriched during her career. Peace to all of you.
Dawne Peterson

Ron I am very sorry for your lose..May she rest in piece..Prayers my friend.. The Marine..

Ron and family.
We were so sorry to read of Marlene's passing. We are in FL so sort of miss hearing of old friends. Our sincere sympathy. Tom and Lynn Redmon

I'm very sorry for your loss.

Mr Campbell. Prayers for you and your family. Mrs Campbell was such a Wonderful Lady. Was always a joy to see her and her SMILING face and such a positive attitude. I know she will always missed but her memories will last forever. Prayers my friend. Jerry Reynolds.

Dear Ron and family, my deepest condolences to all of you. Marlene and I knew one another from teaching at Edgelea Elementary. She was cheerful and fun. If you were down, Mar could always lift your spirit. She was as a wonderful lady and an enthusiastic teacher! May your family and friends find comfort in recalling terrific memories.
May you rest in peace, Marlene.

Dear Mr. Campbell,
You were my Guidance counselor at Tecumseh JR High School. Many years later, our son was fortunate to have had Mrs. Campbell as his 5 th grade teacher at Earhart. Lafayette is indeed blessed to have had two outstanding professionals that have devoted their life to the children of Lafayette. Please know you have our deepest sympathy with the loss of Mrs. Campbell.
Sincerely, Katy Wien

I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs Campbell. She was an outstanding teacher, and made a difference in the lives of so many of her students. She mentored many younger teachers and inspired her coworkers. My father thought very highly of her, both as one of his teachers at Edglea and as a personal friend.
She was a wonderful person and Lafayette is a better place for having had her as such an important member of the community.


Marlene's Obituary

Marlene Ann (Edge) Campbell, 85, a long-time educator and a life-long teacher, passed away March 19th in Lafayette.  Her lesson plan for life showed, by example, how to live with dignity, courage and love.

Born March 3, 1934 in Chicago, the daughter of Margaret and Waller Edge, Marlene was a graduate of Our Lady of Peace High School. Marlene attended the University of Illinois and earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees in education at Purdue University.

She had one brother, James, and one sister, Gail, who both preceded her in death.  Marlene married Ronald Bruce Campbell in Chicago on June 13, 1953 and he survives.  Also surviving are three children, Susan (husband, Randy Solomon), Tom (wife, Kim) and Jeanne (husband, Jeff Miller). A fourth child, Ronald, preceded Marlene in death.  The Campbell’s have five grandchildren, Elizabeth, Kathryn (husband, Mike Hazell), Andrew Hornbeck (wife, Amber), Brett (partner, Kelli) and Jimmy (wife, Brittany) and four great-grandchildren, Ryleigh, Adelyn, Anderson, and Abigail.

She taught her entire career in the Lafayette School Corporation, first at Edgelea, then at Earhart Elementary School. After her retirement, she continued to teach, volunteering at Glen Acres, Miller and Vinton Elementary Schools in Lafayette.  Marlene was a multiple recipient of the Teacher Mentorship Award at the annual Jefferson High School Academic Recognition Banquet, where honor students select their most influential teacher.

Visitation will be from 9:00 am until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 23rd at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in West Lafayette.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation ( 



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