Mary Beth Campbell
Mary Beth Campbell
February 24, 1959 ‐ October 12, 2021
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 www.JenkinsFuneralChapel.com.