Ruth Campbell

Ruth M. Campbell, age 89, of Jacksonville, formerly of Kilbourne, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at Jacksonville Skilled Nursing Home in Jacksonville.

Ruth was born April 22, 1931 in Alton, the daughter of Benjamin S. and Lola E. (Baines) Bricker.

Ruth married Dwain Campbell on May 5, 1988 and he precedes her in death. 

She is survived by four daughters, Janet (Gary) Schaeffer, Barbara (Chuck) Douglas, Kathryn (Lenny) Goacher, Tina (Scott) Williamson; three sons, David (Linda) McLean, Edward (Theresa) McLean, Roger McLean; 29 grandchildren (Matthew McLean was personally raised by Ruth and Dwain); 63 great grandchildren, several great great grandchildren, as well as one brother, Lloyd (Denise) Bricker.

Ruth is preceded in death by both parents; husband; three sons, Walter Steven McLean, Lester Eugene McLean, Gregory Dale McLean; four sisters as well as two brothers.

She was employed for several years at Memorial Medical Center, retiring from St. John’s Hospital as a housekeeper.

Ruth loved camping, fishing, canning, gardening, cooking, dancing and singing but most of all she loved her family.

Ruth will always be remembered for her strong faith in Jesus.

Private services for Ruth have been accorded. If you’d like to virtually attend Ruth’s service, you may visit Mott & Henning’s Facebook page where it will be shown live at 1 PM on Thursday, August 13th.

Memorials can be made out to “Alzheimer’s Association.”

 

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