Vernon L. Campbell
Vernon L. Campbell, 92, died Saturday, Jan. 11, at Goshen Hospital.
He was born March 8, 1927, in Colorado and moved to Clay County in 1930.
In 1948, he married Edith Leckrone. She died in 2002.
In 2005, he married Barbara J. Stookey. She survives along with four sons, Mike Campbell, Fort Wayne, Steve (Anne) Campbell, Indianapolis, Bob (Darle) Campbell, Duluth, Georgia and Dan (Candi) Campbell, North Manchester; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a brother, David Campbell, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents, the Rev. Alfred and Lula Viola (Heston) Campbell; first wife, Edith; and brothers, Henry, Glenn and Phillip Campbell.
A graduate of Manchester College and Ball State University, Mr. Campbell worked in the Warsaw schools for 39 years, with 18 of those years as principal of McKinley School.
A loving family man, he loved the Lord. He had a lifetime interest in mission work and made six trips to carry Bibles into China. His hobbies included birding and fishing.
Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 16 from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. Pastors Jim Dreier and Steve Chupp of Harvest Community Church will officiate.
Burial will follow in Felkner Cemetery, Milford.
Memorial donations may be given to the Harvest Community Church Mission Fund.
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Published on January 13, 2020


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Jan Knoop
Jan 15, 2020
When I went back to teaching as a young mom, Vern was on staff at Leesburg Elementary.I remember him showing me a photo of himself outside a sod hut home when he was just a toddler!
He was a wonderful teacher that was sweet and kind to all of us and his solid testimony for Christ was a gift to both the staff and students. He quietly showed us how to live out our faith in even the toughest times. His life made a difference!