Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
June 04, 1987
OBITUARY - CRYSTAL (MILLER) CAMPBELL
Crystal MILLER CAMPBELL was born September 21, 1910, in Worth County, Missouri, the daughter of George B. and
Mary A. (MAUDLIN) MILLER. She passed away at the Crest Haven Care Center in Creston, Iowa, on May 29, 1987, at the age
of 76 years, eight months and eight days.
In 1917, she moved with her family to a farm in Ringgold County near
Redding, Iowa. She attended rural school and graduated from Redding High School. She continued to live in Ringgold County,
except for the last six years which were spent in Creston.
She was married to Seth CAMPBELL on March 21, 1930. They
farmed in Ringgold County for over 40 years.
Cyrstal worked as a cook at restaurants in Mount Ayr for several years.
She enjoyed cooking and baking, and made wedding cakes for many young couples in the community. She was a member of the
Federated Garden Club, and enjoyed attending the meetings as long as her health permitted. She also served on the election
board in Lotts Creek township for several years.
Crystal was a charter member of the Gray Ladies at the hospital, being a
member for over 25 years. She served on the board of directors for Adult Education. She also enjoyed many different crafts
and hobbies which she willingly shared with others. She was a member of the Mount Ayr United Methodist Church, and of the
United Methodist Women.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; three sisters, and one nephew.
is survived by one sister, Alta WAUGH of Creston; several nieces and nephews; a host of relatiives, and friends.
Funeral services were held June 1, 1987, from the Wilson-Watson Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa, conducted by Rev. Ed
KAIL. Music was proved by Mrs. Richard KAISER and Don WILSON.
Casketbearers were John Hunt, Alan GARDNER, Michael HANN, Wayne ADAMS,
Calvin ADAMS and David GARDNER.
Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2010
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