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Barbara Rae Campbell

May 11, 1946 - August 2, 2021
From: Hartley, IA | Originally: Spencer, IA
Barbara Rae Campbell

Barbara Rae Campbell

Born: May 11, 1946
Died: August 2, 2021
Age: 75

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Barbara Rae Campbell, the daughter of Charles Roger and Shirley Mae (Masters) Marble, was born on May 11, 1946 in Spencer, Iowa.  Her childhood years were in Spencer where she received her education, graduating from Spencer High School in 1964.

     In 1966, Barb married John Wilbur.  From this marriage came 3 children, Jeanna, Jeff, and Jen.  In March of 1985, she married Burryl Campbell.  Burryl and Barb purchased a house in Hartley, Iowa in 1993 and that is where she resided until her death.

     Barb enjoyed many things through the years.  Some of her favorites were crafting.  She loved to make anything and everything.  She crocheted, created projects on plastic canvas, painted ceramics, collected stamps, sewed, made candles, scrapbooked, collected Elvis memorabilia and so much more.  In her later years when crafting became difficult, Barb found the internet. She took her tablet with her everywhere.  She loved Facebook and Facebook Messenger and used them often to keep in touch with family and friends.

     Barb passed away at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD on Monday, August 2, 2021 at the age of 75.  She was surrounded by her family and Elvis music was playing. 

     She was preceded in death by her parents (Charles and Shirley), her in laws (Hank, Lucy, Bill, Nancy, and Gary), her son (Jeff) and her husband of 32 years (Burryl). 

     She is survived by 2 daughters, Jeanna (Andy) Wichert of Altoona, Iowa and Jen (Rick) Mitchell of Sioux City, Iowa.  She also has 8 grandchildren (honorary bearers) who will miss her dearly.  Other notable survivors include her brother Darrell (Barb), brother-in-law Bob (Kay), brother-in-law Jim (Colleen), and the man who will always be her son-in-law, Gary (Nancy) Richter.  

Memorial Services will be held 2:00 P.M., Saturday, August 14, 2021 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.
Rev. Tonna Parsons

(Her grandchildren)

Paige Nelson
Kaylee Nelson
Chance Richter
Jacob Nelson
Matt Mitchell
Casey Mitchell
Alex Wilbur
Kaci Richter
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
"Precious Lord, Take My Hand"
"Amazing Grace"
"How Great Thou Art"

Pleasant View Cemetery
Hartley, Iowa
Privately at a later date


Monday, August 16, 2021 at 7:37 AM
Friday, August 13, 2021 at 11:56 AM
“You all have my prayers and in my thoughts at this time. She was a very nice lady. God Bless!!”
- Sandra J Verhoef
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 7:38 AM
“Jeanna and Jennie
Holy cow where do I start with all the memories. Sleep overs out at the farm so many memories. Thoughts and prayers are with you guys I know it’s hard but everyday is a step forward. Here for ya ”
- Fayette Butler
Monday, August 9, 2021 at 11:42 AM
“We are very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I know that I have a lot of childhood memories that have your Mom in them. Always just considered her another one of my moms. I think us kids had a few of those. Her and Burryl are now back together living the best life!! Hugs to you and your family. She will be missed.”
- Tammy Woods Horst
Monday, August 9, 2021 at 7:23 AM
“We are so sorry about the passing of your mom. We are thinking of you and sending hugs and prayers. Love to you all.”
- Kim, Keith,Ben and Jacob
Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 3:54 PM
“Sorry for your loss.”
- Nancy Mitchell
Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 9:53 AM
“You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mom,Grandmother,sister and sister in law and brother in laws❤️She was my sister in law and friend😍 I enjoyed her visits and all of her crafts😍 Hugs and prayers🙏🙏❤️”
- Carol Campbell
Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 3:21 PM
“To Barb’s family,
We have some fun memories of your mom from when we all belonged to the Eagles.
I think maybe you kids were on the Jr. drill team.. Your mom and grandma were always making gifts of some kind for us ladies.
We have not seen Barb for lots of years .but we do have good memories from back in the day.
Know you are in our thoughts and prayers,
Jackie and Roger
- Jackie Mann
Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 7:40 AM
“I'm so sorry for your loss of Mom, Barb. She was a sweet lady. Thinking of all if you.🍃🌼🍃🙏🙏🙏”
- Mary Masters
Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 7:40 AM
“Just wanted to express my deepest sympathy to the family. I know this has been very hard for the family, but now is the time to come together to grieve together and heal.”
- caryol wichert
Friday, August 6, 2021 at 8:08 AM
“I am so sorry to hear about the lose of your mother sending healing prayers for your family.”
- Crystal Albrant
Friday, August 6, 2021 at 8:08 AM
“So sorry for your loss. Barb was a sweet lady. ”
- Rachel M Meendering
Friday, August 6, 2021 at 8:08 AM
“Sorry to see of her end of life text. But now her suffering is over.”
- Peggy Tewes
Friday, August 6, 2021 at 8:08 AM
“I am so sorry for the loss of your mom..sending love and prayers to all. Alot of childhood memories have her in them. She will definitely be missed by many.”
- Heather Buck
Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 12:39 PM
“So sorry to hear of Barb's passing. She was a very nice lady, enjoyed visiting with her when I worked at the dollar store. Sympathies to her family, may she rest in peace.”
- Darlene Peters
Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 12:39 PM
“Dear family,
We are so sorry for your lose. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

The Stebbins ”
- Carla Stebbins
Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 7:29 AM
“So sorry for the loss of your Mother 💗 Hugs and prayers for the family🙏❤️”
- Carol Campbell
Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 7:29 AM
“So sorry to hear this news. I missed visiting with her in Hartley
- Darla Strait
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 11:23 PM
“You have our sympathy. She was a very friendly gal & I enjoyed visiting with her”
- Lois & Larry Klatt
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 1:26 PM
“So sorry to hear of Barb's passing. She will be missed. Prayers for her family ”
- Charly Hertel
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