Marlene Ann Campbell
1934 - 2019
BORN
1934
DIED
2019
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Marlene Ann Campbell

Lafayette - 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 (alz.com). You may sign the guest book and leave memories at www.soller-baker.com.





Published by Journal & Courier on Mar. 21, 2019.
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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
Dawne Peterson
March 24, 2019
Ron I am very sorry for your lose..May she rest in piece..Prayers my friend.. The Marine..
jim clements
March 24, 2019
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
March 24, 2019
I'm very sorry for your loss.
Kimberley Charette (Walter)
March 24, 2019
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.
Jerry Reynolds
March 23, 2019
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.
Jan Hawkins
March 23, 2019
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
Katy Wien
March 23, 2019
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.
Susan (Taylor) Rankert
Friend
March 23, 2019
Patty McCarthy
March 22, 2019
a loved one
March 22, 2019
Keeping you all in our hearts.... a tough journey following an amazing life of love for everyone!
She made a difference in this world!

We are grateful that the Braile's kept us updated !
Hugs
Mary Kay and Lee Sommers
March 22, 2019
What an outstanding person Marlene was to our society. I surely enjoyed teaching with her in the old and new Edgelea school. The students that she motivated and inspired is endless with such an out going personality and caring person she exhibited. May your family enjoy all of the great memories that you have of her. God will use her in His most special way. God's peace to you.
Joe and Marian Fife
Friend
March 22, 2019
a loved one
March 22, 2019
May Marlene's soul rest in the peace of Our Lord. May Ron, all of her family and friends find comfort in the fond memories that we all shared with her. Love and peace, Jerry and Jude Ann
Jerry and Jude Ann Synesael
Friend
March 21, 2019
She was my third grade teacher and was a great influence in my life. She taught us with excitement and originality. I owe her a huge debt for my education and development. She was a loving, caring person and leaves a great legacy.
Margo Slickers/Taylor
Student
March 21, 2019
Marlene was a fine mentor and friend to all at Edgelea. Students loved her, as did we. In God's peace, keep her.
Joe and Marla Milazzo
Friend
March 21, 2019
To Marlene's family and friends, please take comfort in each other during this sad time. My deepest sympathies go out to you all.
March 21, 2019
Marlene has gone to that heavenly Campground in the sky and has joined her dear camper friends Billy, Betty, Bob, Sally, Jim,Phyllis, Vint and many others. We will miss your smiling face and bubbling personality Marlene, and remember all the wonderful times we enjoyed for so many years.
Dee Burkle
March 21, 2019
a loved one
March 21, 2019
so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I understand that my mom Thelma Biery worked with your mom at Edgelea. May your memories bring a smile to your face and warmth to your heart.
Thelma Biery
Classmate
March 21, 2019
Ms. Campbell was a wonderful woman! She was so kind and full of love! JHS class of 83
Kathelene Bernier-Young
March 21, 2019
Such a beautiful lady always with a smile. I am so sorry for your loss. If you need anything Ron, just let us know. Our thoughts are with you. Sabrina Earle
sabrina earle
Acquaintance
March 21, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss, prayers and thoughts for you and everyone in the family. Hugs
Chris Landrum
March 21, 2019
So sorry to hear of Marlenes passing. I worked at Edgelea when she was there, I remember her as always smiling and having fun. A great lady.
Thelma Biery
Thelma Biery
March 21, 2019
Ron and Family:

The Board and Staff of Lafayette Urban Ministry wish to express our sincerest condolences on the loss of a wonderful lady, Marlene. You and Marlene have been very good friends of LUM and she will be missed a great deal in this community. May God hold you all in the palm of His hand.
Lafayette Urban Ministry
March 21, 2019
So sorry for your loss, Marlene was a beautiful lady, a great example for the way a person should live their live. We are going to miss seeing her at the citizens band concerts on Thursday evenings this summer. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Linda and Robert Rutherford
Friend
March 21, 2019
We are sorry for your loss. Hopefully she will rest in eternal peace.
Scott and Teresa Schnarr
Student
March 21, 2019
Thinking of you at this time of sadness and sending heartfelt Condolences to
Mr. Ron Campbell and entire Family.
There are times when the right words just dont exist. I hope it will help you a little to know how much Im thinking of you and how much I care. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life Marlene well lived...
RIHP Marlene
Gary and Angela Emanuel
Angela Y Emanuel
Friend
March 21, 2019
Susan & Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother.
You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Sincerely,
Stephanie (Hall) Freeman
March 21, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. We are still in Florida, so cannot attend the mass, but we will be thinking of you and your family.
Ken and Elaine Hinckley
Friend
March 21, 2019
Ron I was saddened to read of the death of your wife. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Pamela Mow
Friend
March 21, 2019
Ron and family, so very sorry to hear about Marlene. My prayers go out to you during this time and the days to come! Knowing what this disease does, please remember the beautiful memories and times - it does help!

Jim Leverenz
jim Leverenz
March 21, 2019
Mr Campbell, I'm deeply sorry to hear of your loss. Mrs Campbell was an amazing person and teacher. I'm going to miss seeing her with you when you shop for groceries. Prayers are with you and your family.
Michelle Hetsko
March 21, 2019
Jeanne, Ron and family,,, may your precious memories carry you through these difficult times....The Murphy's
Russell Murphy
March 21, 2019
Mr. Campbell. I am sorry to hear about your loss. You will not remember me, but I was a student of yours 50 years ago.
Jim Adams
Student
March 20, 2019
Mrs. Campbell was my 5th grade teacher at Edgelea, one of my favorites. So full of life and always had a smile on her face for her students. Mr. Campbell was my Asst Principle at Jeff, he to is a wonderful person. I am blessed to have been touched by these two wonder educators. Rest in peace Mrs. Campbell.
Hugs and prayers to the family.
Lisa Usher-Hatton
Student
March 20, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Tonya Mull
Student
March 20, 2019
Dear Ron, Marlene was a devoted, loving wife and mother and the center of your universe. Your dedication and care for her these years are a model of what Catholic marriage is all about. We will always and forever remember Marlene, and we treasure your friendship. You are in our hearts. With all our love, Keith and Vicky Woeste
Vicky Woeste
Friend
March 20, 2019
To Ron, Sue, Tom, Jean & Family. Nan and I are sadden to hear of Marlene's passing. Mar was such a Fun Lady and her Characters (Julia Child's) kept us in stitches! Mar was my Cub Scout Leader along with my Mom. Our Christmas Parade costumes were legendary! We will Always remember Mar laughing, singing and Always with a Smile on her face! God Bless All of You & God Bless Marlene Campbell!
Rick/Nan Parente
March 20, 2019
Ron and family, I am so sorry to hear of Marlenes death. I have such great memories of you two and all the other teachers that use to congregate at 12th St. She was a great lady! May your memories and love of others help sustain you during this time. Pam (Green) Blessing
March 20, 2019
It was so nice to have Marlene come and sing with our small group from Christ UM Church, accompanied by you, Ron. As Zeta sister, it was a special connection. Condolences to all of the family.
Joan Banning
Friend
March 20, 2019
Doug & Gretchen Krantz
Student
March 20, 2019
William Krantz
March 20, 2019
Condolences to Susan Tom and Jeanne you mom will be missed also my prayers are with Ron
Rebecca (Olds) Tyson
Friend
March 20, 2019
RIP, Sweet Marline!
Nyona Burdine
Friend
March 20, 2019
Mr. Campbell, I am so very sorry for the loss of Mrs. Campbell. I will be praying for you and your family.
Megan Winger
March 20, 2019
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