Mary Beth Campbell

Mary Beth Campbell

February 24, 1959 ‐ October 12, 2021
Mary Beth Campbell
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio Resided In: North Olmsted, Ohio Visitation: October 30, 2021 Service: October 30, 2021 Cemetery: Lakewood Park Cemetery

Mary Beth Campbell, age 62, passed away on Tuesday, October 12. She was the loving daughter of Dr. John H. Campbell (deceased) and Joan M. Campbell. Mary Beth will be dearly missed by her children, Carla Campbell and Troy Campbell. She is survived by her siblings Karen Campbell, Maureen Campbell Melville and John R. Campbell. She was the beloved grandmother of Giada and Tala Alkouri. She will be missed by her nieces and nephews; Ethan Melville, Katherine Melville, Johnny Campbell and Katie Campbell. She is also survived by her thoughtful stepmother, Mary Virginia Gibbons.

Mary Beth was a life-long lover of all animals, especially horses and cats. As a young girl, she was an accomplished equestrian, but most importantly, just adored petting and communicating with animals. She loved her cats and lavished them with treats and attention. 

Mary Beth grew up in Fairview Park and was a graduate of Magnificat High School.  While working and raising her family she continued her education, graduating with honors from Baldwin Wallace College. As a licensed social worker she was a counselor and had a passion for helping others. Later she made a career change to work in the construction business as a member of Cement Mason Local 886. Mary Beth was known as a dependable, hard worker for many, many years.

Mary Beth truly enjoyed the simple things in life such as picnics, camping, working out, reading for pleasure and learning, and Florida vacations to visit family. She was an epic vintage hunter and could scan a church sale in seconds, finding some real treasures. She became a skilled collector of glassware, pottery, and mid-century modern furniture and accessories. She loved to display these items in her home and had an ever-changing seasonal décor of her interesting finds. 

During her recent years of ill health, Mary Beth was a real fighter. She never gave up and probably had some additional good years of life as a result. She had a deliciously wicked sense of humor (especially with her sisters) and you would just love to hear her hearty laugh! She also had a rare innocence about her and is so precious to her family.  She accepted and loved all people as they are, where they are, unconditionally. She was usually happy and content, despite her illnesses. What a great example. 

Visiting with family and friends begins at 10:00, followed by a brief Celebration of Life service at 11:30 Saturday, October 30th at Jenkins Funeral Chapel, 2914 Dover Center Rd., Westlake, Ohio. (Many years ago, Mary Beth thought it'd be cool if people wore purple to her memorial!) Private interment at Lakewood Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in any amount may be made in her name to: Berea Animal Rescue, 10015 East River Rd, Columbia Station, OH 44028. To leave condolences for the family, visit


Guest Comments

James McDonnell
Cleveland, Ohio

I’m deeply saddened to hear of Mary Beth’s passing. A friend on the James side of the family told me yesterday. I haven’t had any contact with Mary Beth since our divorce 44 years ago. At the time we said we would meet later in life and see how each other did in life.

Like many young couples, we married too young. I deeply loved Mary Beth and still do to this day. I never married again and I heard that Mary Beth didn’t either. I was determined to find a steady job as this was a big contribution to our breakup, and went to college to become an Electrical Engineer. I did become a registered Electrical Engineer and retired a couple of years ago. I always hoped I would run into Mary Beth somewhere along the way but never did.

The only one likely interested in my comments is Mary Beth’s mother, Joan. I hope that she sees this and I’m so sorry for her loss.

Dick Clough

May you rest in peace.

Jessica & Alan James
Naples, FL

Sending love and light to the friends and family of Mary Beth. May she rest in beautiful peace and may loving memories heal hearts. Xo

Barbara L Melville

I first met Mary Beth many years ago when she came to our house in Rocky River. She was a young, vivacious and attractive teenager, who had a very contagious laugh that made you feel very happy. In later years I admired her tenacity to continue to fight thru her illness. May she rest in peace. She deserves it.
I offer my condolences to the Campbell family.

Troy campbell
North Olmsted ohio

“She accepted and loved all people as they are, where they are, unconditionally. She was usually happy and content, despite her illnesses.”
-this was the most truest, real, and best comment to describe her. She had more love to give than anyone I have EVER met. Unconditional love, and most of all understanding of others and could sympathize with any case. She will be missed more than words could describe. Love you


I know how much you cared for your sister these last 5 years I have known you. What an amazing sister and friend you were to Mary Beth. She will be missed. Even though I will not be there in person I will be with you always.
Love you

Jeff Gottas

So sorry to hear of Mary Beth’s passing. She was a special person from a special family. I will always have fond memories of the times we spent together in Cleveland and Florida. My deepest condolences to her entire family. Sadly, I won’t be able to pay my respects in person. I will be there in spirit on October 30th. Rest In Peace MBC and may the Campbell family cherish her memories forever.

Jane McDade

I am so so sorry to hear of your sisters passing Karen. There is so little to say except may she be in a wonderful place of peace. So sorry that I will not be there in person
I will be in spirit And Pat send his condolences also.

Tami Speth
North Olmsted,Ohio

I am so very sad on the passing of Mary Beth. I will always remember her energy & positive attitude !