Wanda L. Campbell, 94, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, May 1, 2013 surrounded by her family, after a long illness.
Wanda was the beloved wife of Charles S. Campbell for 58 years. Wanda moved to Akron as a young woman from Jackson County, West Virginia, where she was born. At the time, the war had taken many of the men for service and women took over many of the jobs the men were doing. Wanda was one such woman. She managed gas stations for the Sun Oil and Standard Oil companies. Later she leased a station of her own on E. Market St. She was the first woman in Akron to lease and run her own station. This is where she met her future husband, Charles Campbell.
After the war Wanda began working for the Akron Credit Bureau from 1948-1963, when the family moved to New Jersey. She became the Credit Manager for a small department store.
In 1971, she and Charles moved back to Seville and purchased the Seville Sweet Shoppe, which they owned until 1984. She and Charles enjoyed spending their winters in Florida and their summers at the farm in Seville.
Wanda was an active member of United Methodist Church of Seville and UMW. Wanda had worked on the Christmas Bazaar for the last 41 years. She volunteered at the Wadsworth Rittman Hospital Auxiliary, working in the Snack Shop, cooking the best burgers in the county. She was also a member of the Eastern Star.
Our mother can only be described as a true lady. Even at the age of 94, she still got her hair and nails done and always dressed to the nines. She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren with all her heart. She set such a wonderful example for all of us. She will be truly missed by all.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles; parents, Dow and Zerelda Casto; sister, Earnestten (Merical); and brother, Bob Casto.
She leaves son, Stephen (Donna) Campbell; daughters, Judy (Frank) Klote, Patricia (Jeffrey) Plumer; granddaughters, Stephanie (Mike) Kelly, Jennifer (Jim) Harris, Chritina (Jeffrey) Hoeppner, Melissa (Mike) King; and sister, Luncille Zaha; seven great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews who she loved dearly.
We would like to thank all our nurses and aides from Hospice of Greater Wayne Co., that took such special care of our mother for the last four years. A special thanks to Nurse Kelly and Nurse Sharon, who were always there when we needed them and they have become a part of our family.
Service will be held Monday, May 6, 2013 at 11 A.M., at the Seville United Methodist Church. Family will receive friends Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 4 to 8 P.M., in the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hospice of Greater Wayne Co., 2525 Back Orrville Road, Wooster, OH 44691 or the Seville United Methodist Church, 74 W. Main St., Seville, OH 44273.
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