Lola Irene Campbell, 94, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was born Saturday, September 18, 1915 in Greeley, Missouri, the daughter of William and Melvina (Ritchie) McDaniel. She departed this life Saturday, March 13, 2010 at the Pleasant Hill Health & Rehabilitation Center.
On June 16, 1936, she was united in marriage to Marshall Alva Campbell in Ellington, Missouri. He preceded her in death on August 16, 1998.
Lola and Marshall "Alva" owned and operated the Campbell Drug Store in downtown Pleasant Hill for over Forty-Five years.
She was an active member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church for 66 years. She was also; a charter member of the Pleasant Hill Lioness Club, a member of Pleasant Hill Historical Society, a 50 year member of the Ivy Leaf Chapter #215 O.E.S., Past President of the Cancer Society of Cass County and a cancer survivor for over 50 years, and was active with the Salvation Army, the United Way, and Meals on Wheels.
She was preceded in death by her husband; three brothers Walter "Buddy" McDaniel, Leroy "Boots" Williamson, and Richard "Junior" Williamson; and a sister Wilma Wisdom.
She is survived by her daughters Irene Smith of Des Moines, Iowa, and Ruth A. Ballard of the home; four grandchildren Marsha Krummel and Stan of Spring Hill, Kansas, Greg Smith and Dee of Clive, Iowa, Stephanie Clark and Sean of Henderson, Nevada, and Nancy Miller and Aaron of Pleasant Hill; eight great-grandchildren Rachel Krummel, Valerie Krummel, Ryan Smith, Allison Smith, Ciara Clark, Caelan Clark, Evan Miller and Brett Miller; one sister Opal Galbreth of St. Louis; two brothers Harold Williamson of St. Louis and Howard Williamson of Bunker, Mo; other relatives and friends.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church building fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Funeral Services were held March 16, 2010 at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home. Reverend Carl Knapp of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church officiate. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Greg Smith, Ryan Smith, Caelan Clark, Evan Miller, Stan Krummel, Aaron Miller, Justin Kanatzar and Robert Lee Crawford.
Visitation was held Monday evening at the funeral home with Eastern Star Services following.