Mary J. Campbell
Crawford Funeral Home
1308 St. Highway 109
Jerseyville, IL
Mary J. Campbell
Dow - Mary Jane Campbell, 80, died unexpectedly at 1:09 p.m., Friday, August 6, 2021 in the emergency room at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville.
She was born in Jerseyville, Illinois on August 28, 1940, one of four children born to Jasper H. and Hilda (Walker) Blasa.
Mary Jane chose to be a stay at home Mom, caring for her children and taking them to and from their many activities. She enjoyed tending her flowers, and attending her three auctions a week in Dow, Alton and Shipman. Most of all, Mary Jane loved being a Wife, Mom and Grandma and cherished her memories she made with each and every one of them.
She married the love of her life, Darrell William Campbell on Sept. 8, 1956 at the Bethel United Methodist Church in Dow, and together they built a life that spanned 62 years before his death on June 27, 2019.
She is survived by her three sons and a daughter in-law, David and Arlene Campbell of Jensen, Mi., Jeffrey Campbell of Elk City, Ok., and Matthew Campbell of Dow; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; a sister, Florence Lavada Whitehead of Jerseyville; and a sister in-law, Betty Blasa Albrecht of Jerseyville.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Joshua Jasper Campbell on Oct. 4, 1998; a grandson, Samuel William Campbell on Jan. 13, 2013; a brother, Wilber E. Blasa; and a sister, Garnetta Edwards.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Thursday. Rev. Glen Greenwood will officiate.
Burial will take place at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.
Memorials may be given to the Godfrey Baptist Church, where she was a member.
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Published by The Telegraph on Aug. 9, 2021.
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Crawford Funeral Home
1308 State Highway 109, Jerseyville, IL
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My family and I were so sorry to hear of Mary Jane's passing. We only learned of it today, after the services were held, or we would have attended. She was such a sweet lady and we know you will miss her so much. You all have our deepest sympathy. May God be with you at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Colleen, Dave, Debbie, and Chris Shaw Carol and Marcy Holub
Debbie Shaw
August 12, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Brenda Dunham
August 11, 2021
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