Ruth Campbell

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Ruth A. Campbell, 90, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born July 16, 1915, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of John and Adella Koehrer Haman. She and Charles William Campbell were married Nov. 16, 1940, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau. He survives.

Ruth was a member of Hanover Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid in Cape Girardeau. She had worked for the Southeast Missourian Newspaper in Cape Girardeau before she began working with her husband at their family owned dairy farm near Jackson.

Loving survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Sharon Campbell; a daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Ken Volkerding, all of Jackson; a sister, Dorothy Kurre, of Cape Girardeau; six grandchildren, Tara Dry of Jackson, Melissa Frazier of Cape Girardeau, Allyson Volkerding of Jackson, Kyle and Kent Volkerding of Cape Girardeau, and Don Tom Volkerding of Sunset Beach, Calif.; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Lorene Niemeier; two brothers, Ralph and Lewis Haman; and a granddaughter, Sarah Volkerding.

Friends may call Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. at Hanover Lutheran Church.

The funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the church, with the Rev. Daniel Hackney officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hanover Lutheran Church.

McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.