Mrs. Mattie Askey Campbell

Contributed by Jim Simmons.  Thanks, Jim

Pub. Times-Leader, September 26, 1946


        Mrs. Mattie Campbell, one of  McLeansboro's oldest citizens, passed from labor to reward at St. Louis, Mo., September 17, 1946.  She was born in Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 20, 1849 and had reached the ripe old age of 96 years, 10 months and 27 days.

        She was united in marriage with Charles Askey in 1898 and John Campbell became her second husband in 1902.  He preceded her in death December 28, 1919.  Of these two marriages she is survived by a step-daughter, Mrs. Florence Cheswick, and a stepson, Joe Campbell, St. Louis, Mo.  She had one step-daughter by her first marriage and ten step-children by the second marriage and her love for these children was that of a mother until they were able to care for themselves.

        They in turn proved their love for her when their assistance was needed.

        Mrs. Campbell professed faith in her Savior early in life and lived a devoted Christian life.  She was a devoted wife and neighbor and no sacrifice was too great for her to make for her loved ones and friends.  The greater part of her life was spent in and near McLeansboro and her friends are numbered by those who knew her.  They believe she was  spoken of when it was said "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, they cease from their labors and their works follow them."

        Besides the step-children, Mrs. Campbell leaves to mourn a large number of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grand children and other relatives and friends.

        Funeral services were conducted at Sanders Funeral Home September 19 by Rev. D. H. Knight, with burial at the I.O.O.F cemetery.

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