Catherine E. Campbell

Catherine E. Campbell

Catherine Elizabeth Campbell, 81, of Gillespie, passed away at her residence on Sunday, April 7, 2019. She was born April 30, 1937, in Gillespie, to Howard Skelton and Bridget (O’Reilly) Skelton. She married Thomas Campbell on December 22, 1954, in Missouri.

She was a librarian for the Gillespie Public Library.

She is survived by her spouse; children, Gaye Lynn (James) Suhling of Gillespie, Candice Kay Anschutz of Girard, Lee Ann Caruso of Springfield, Suzanne Gail Campbell of Gillespie, and Shannon Elizabeth (Jason) Tesio of Gillespie; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Lynn Heyen of Gillespie; and two cousins.

Catherine was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Heather Campbell; sister, Darlene Watson; and son-in-law, Larry Hays.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Funeral services were Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie, with Father Michael Haag officiating.

Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Gillespie.

Memorials are suggested to Gillespie Public Library.

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Kravanya Funeral Home, in Gillespie, is in charge of the arrangements.