Barbara K Mason Campbell

November 5, 1940October 23, 2016

Barbara K Campbell,75, passed away Sunday, October 23, 2016. She was born November 5, 1940, in Rosewood, IN, to the late Kermit Mason and Mary Kirkham Mason.

She was a member of Highland Baptist Church, a charter member of the Jean Janes mission group, and served on many committees at her church, and women's auxiliary at S.P.I.A.A. She had been a hostess for many years with the Junior Miss KY pageant and the Miss Kentucky pageant. She participated with the Miss Vicki's estate sales.

Survivors include her husband Bob E. Campbell, her daughters Laura K Hamilton and Leann Gritton (Jack), her step-daughter Denise Hendrick (Jay), her two sisters Carolyn Johns and Nancy Hottell, and her six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Services to celebrate Barbara's life will be held at 10 am, Thursday, at Highland Baptist Church, 1101 Cherokee Road, with interment to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth, IN.

Visitation will be 1 pm to 8 pm, Wednesday, at Arch L. Heady Westport Village, 7410 Westport Road.

Expressions of sympathy are requested to: Jean Janes mission group at her church or to U of L S.P.I. Dorothy Clore Scholarship Fund.

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  • Visitation Wednesday, October 26, 2016
  • Celebration of Barbara's Life Thursday, October 27, 2016

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Russ Cormican

January 3, 2017

We just learned of Barbara's death. Our prayers are with her loved ones. When I attended SPI, in 1987, Bob and Barbara let me keep my Harley Davidson in their garage. She was a very sweet lady. Professor Campbell called her his "child bride". Great memories. Peace be with you. Russ and Mary Cormican

Robert Rollins

October 31, 2016

Molly and I are saddened by the news of Barbara's passing. Our family started attending SPI Retraining Conferences back in 2007 and consider ourselves fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet and spend time with Professor Campbell and his exceptional spouse, Barbara. We have met so many extraordinary people through the SPIAA and certainly Barbara is at the top of the list. God's peace and blessings be with the Campbell family.

Robert L. Rollins 116th AOC
Union County (NC) Sheriff's Office -Retired
Indian Trail, NC

Patty Wells

October 28, 2016

I send condolences to the family. I spent many years celebrating SPI retraining events with the Professor and Barbara. She was a wonderful person. My prayers are with you.

Holly Vandeveer Sarmiento

October 27, 2016

Bob and family,
I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear wife and Mother, Barbara. May God hold you close during your time of grief.
Love and prayers to all,
Holly Vandeveer Sarmiento

October 26, 2016

Our kindest and warmest regards as well as our deepest sympathies to Professor Campbell and all the family members upon the passing of Barbara to the heights of the heavens to rest in the arms of our Savior. For now we will have all of you in our thoughts and prayers; and to Barbara we will merely say goodbye for now.......

Rev. Robbin K. Nelson-Wells and Dr. Jerry W. Wells(78th AOC)
Bowling Green, KY)

Joe Lengfellner

October 26, 2016

You never really get to pick who your next door neighbors are. You just kinda get stuck with the "luck of the draw." The Lengfellners were very lucky.

Jimmy Mawyer

October 26, 2016

Barbara was respected & deeply loved by many of us associated with the Miss Kentucky Scholarship Organization. For over 40 years Barbara served as a Hostess in the dorm during pageant week, for contestants from throughout the state. She touched so many young ladies and board members hearts with her generosity, sense of humor & willing shoulder to cry on.

I have no doubt she is up in heaven organizing a pageant for the angels.

Much love from all "your pageant sisters & brothers.

Jimmy Mawyer
Miss Kentucky Board of Directors

October 26, 2016

We always cherished our time with Barbara at SPI gatherings over the years. She radiated true friendship, a wonderful sense of humor, and good advice. We will remember her fondly. We send our love and sympathy to Professor Campbell and the rest of the family.
Herb & Cindy Bridges

Gail Bonnell

October 26, 2016

Bob: My deepest sympathy to you at this difficult time. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
--Gail Bonnell

Dennis and Barbara Bueno

October 26, 2016

Barbara was a warm and loving person, we always enjoyed her company at the SPI Conferences over numerous years. She and Professor Campbell will remain in our thoughts and prayers. God bless the entire Campbell family during this period of grief.