Viola Beatrice Campbell, 80, of Shenandoah, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Campbell was born Sept. 2, 1932, in Burlington, N.C., to the late Buel S. and Irene Riley Combs. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Kathleen Biggerstaff and Sally Combs, and a brother, Fred Combs.
Mrs. Campbell graduated from Shenandoah High School and was an active member of the St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church in Shenandoah, where she was a member of the WELCA Women’s Group and also taught Sunday school and vacation Bible school. She and her sister-in-law, Mary Comer, operated the Junior Avenue Kindergarten School. She was active as a troop leader with the Girl Scouts and den mother with the Cub Scouts, and was a member of the Women’s Club that was fundamental in building the Community Center in Shenandoah. She was a charter member of the Shenandoah Crafter’s Club, which she served as treasurer and hosted the annual craft show, and was a life member of the Milnes Chapter No. 3 Order of the Eastern Star in Shenandoah. She volunteered with Food for Friends and Page One Thrift Shop in Shenandoah, and retired from The Genie Co. in Shenandoah after 17 years.
On Feb. 12, 1955, she married Roy Lee Campbell, who preceded her in death Oct. 26, 2002. Survivors include her children, Kathy C. Litten and husband, Fred, of Oak Island, N.C., Roy Lee Campbell II and wife, Lora, of Shenandoah, and Ric Campbell and wife, Denise, of Elkins, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Dee Litten and husband, Chuck Lieppe, Lance Bond, Jessica Campbell and Logan Roy Lee Campbell; two great-grandchildren, Riley and Astrid Leippe; a brother, Buel S. Combs Jr.; and four sisters, Nancy Karnes, Peggy Brothers, Dorothy Johnson and Brenda Combs.
The Rev. Phyllis Diamond will conduct a funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013, at the St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church in Shenandoah. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens near Harrisonburg with graveside rites by Milnes Chapter No. 3 Order of the Eastern Star.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 Wednesday evening at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 413 Central Ave., Shenandoah, VA 22849, or the Shenandoah Rescue Squad, 544 Fourth St., Shenandoah, VA 22849.
Arrangements entrusted to the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. www.kygers.com .