July 31, 2003



Thomas Campbell
Thomas L. Campbell of Greenville and formerly of Springfield died Saturday morning, July 26, at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville. He was 77.

Born May 6, 1926, in Shadyside, Ohio, he was the son of the late Charlton and Mina (Reed) Campbell. He was a 1944 graduate of Shadyside High School and had received his bachelor of science degree from Ohio University, Athens.

Mr. Campbell was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving in the Pacific during World War II. He was a retired industrial engineer employed by the Aeronautical Systems Division at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base for 25 years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Greenville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Christopher Campbell, and a brother, James Campbell.

He is survived by his wife, Ellen (Olds) Campbell, whom he married April 17, 1952; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Campbell-Zopf and Richard Zopf of Yellow Springs and Kathleen and David Stammen of Rossburg; a son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Wendy Campbell of Shady Spring, W.Va.; six grandchildren, Mada Zopf, Sara and Nicholas Stammen, and Isaiah, David and Amelia Campbell; and one sister and brother-in-law, Hester and James Nicholson of Jupiter, Fla.

A mass of Christian burial was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville, with burial following in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. There was no public visitation. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements were entrusted to the Oliver Funeral Home in Greenville.

Robert Nelson
Robert William Nelson of Xenia died on Thursday, July 24. He was 82.

He was born in Joliet, Ill., on Jan. 19, 1921, the son of Herbert and Hazel (Robinson) Nelson.

Mr. Nelson served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was retired from Marine Bank in Springfield, Ill., where he worked for 30 years as an auditor.

He was a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church and the Elks Lodge in Xenia.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mimi McComb.

He is survived by his wife, Jocelyn (Watt) Nelson, whom he married on Aug. 10, 1946; his children and their spouses, Donna and Richard Karney of Houston, Robert and Carey Nelson of Yellow Springs and Mark and Julie Nelson of Earlville, Ill.; a sister, Beverly Crowley of Illinois; grandchildren, Rachel and Mark Nadal, Layla and Gery Deer, Rebecca Nelson and Ethan Nelson; great-grandchildren, Taylor and Sydney Nadal; and several extended family members and friends.

Interment and a memorial service will be held in Dayton National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to McColaugh Funeral Home in Xenia.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Memorial Presbyterian Church, 343 West Ankeney Mill Road, Xenia, Ohio, 45385, or Dayton Area Heart and Cancer Association, 120 Zeigler Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402-2543.

Memorial service planned for Jean Olds
A memorial service will be held for Jean C. Olds on Saturday, Aug. 16, 3–6 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship meetinghouse, 2884 U.S. 68.

She died at her home on Feb. 15 of an apparent heart attack. She was 76.

She was born in Watertown, S.D., on Nov. 4, 1926. In 1950 she moved to Yellow Springs. For many years she worked in Olive’s Beauty Shop, then bought the shop and named it Jeannie’s Beauty Shop.

For more information, call Shawn at 324-5377, 206-9498 or 767-1801.