Edith L. Campbell, 80, of Litchfield, IL passed away Monday, September 20, 2021 at 1:55 P.M. at the Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care in Gillespie, IL
Edith, just having celebrated her 80th birthday day, was born on September 13, 1941 in Litchfield, IL, a daughter of the late Russell J. & Lucille (Rolle) Stoddard.
She graduated from Benld High School and married Mr. Robert T. Campbell on August 20, 1960 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Litchfield, IL. He survives.
At a young age, Edith began working at the Eastside Bakery in Benld and then went on to be employed by the State of Illinois Department of Conservation in the Fishery Division. She then owned and operated the Corner Liquor Store for several Years.
Along with her husband, Robert “Bob” Campbell and $100 in their pockets, they opened Mac’s Fire and Safety in 1964 in Litchfield, IL. While there she maintained the office and was the secretary treasurer. Mac’s Fire Safety continues operate today under their children, Russ and Theresa Campbell. It’s because of the foundation that Edith helped build and maintain that it is thriving for 55+ years.
When her children were younger, they enjoyed spending family time outdoors and camping. She also enjoyed bowling and was a member of the WIBC traveling bowling league. She also adored her Dog, Buttons.
Edith is survived by her husand, Robert “Bob” Campbell of Litchfield, IL; daughter, Theresa M. Campbell & Russell T. (Susan) Campbell both of Litchfield, IL; sister Florence Kucinick of Maryville, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law Thomas Kucinick.
Funeral services will be held Monday, September 27, 2021 at 6:00 P.M. at the Litchfield Family Funeral Service in Litchfield, IL. Deacon, Leland Johns of Litchfield will officiate. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 until service time at the funeral home. Burial will take place Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at the Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, IL.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.
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