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In Memory of

Frances Elaine Campbell

December 18, 1923 - November 29, 2016

Obituary


Frances Elaine Campbell age 92, loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed into everlasting life on November 29, 2016. Elaine, daughter of Leland Rucker Owen and Margie Kate Owen, was born on December 18, 1923, in Leeds, Alabama. A lifelong resident of the Birmingham area, she graduated from West End High School before entering a career in professional services. She worked as a medical secretary for over twenty years followed by a career as a legal secretary until her retirement. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Robert Kilgore Campbell, her high school...

Frances Elaine Campbell age 92, loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed into everlasting life on November 29, 2016. Elaine, daughter of Leland Rucker Owen and Margie Kate Owen, was born on December 18, 1923, in Leeds, Alabama. A lifelong resident of the Birmingham area, she graduated from West End High School before entering a career in professional services. She worked as a medical secretary for over twenty years followed by a career as a legal secretary until her retirement. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Robert Kilgore Campbell, her high school sweetheart, whom she married in 1942. She is the mother of four children: three surviving daughters, Judy Elaine Beard (of Marietta, Georgia), Janice Carol Hall (of Birmingham, Alabama), and Robyn Jill Pike (of Jacksonville, Alabama); and preceded in death by her son, Robert Kilgore Campbell, Jr. Elaine made it her life’s work to be a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to her 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.Outside of her family life, she pursued her faith through her longtime membership at Valleydale Baptist Church in Pelham, Alabama, where she was an active member of her Sunday School Class. She relished the opportunity to spend time with great-grandchildren, grandchildren, loved ones, and those who held her dear. She was known as “Grandmom” to whom she held close. Grandmom’s love, care, and concern will remain a lasting inspiration to all who knew her.



Family and friends are invited to the visitation at Johns-Ridout’s Mortuary-Elmwood Chapel on Friday December 2, 2016 at 10:00 in the morning with the funeral services to follow immediately afterward at 11:00 a.m. Elmwood Chapel, 800 Dennison Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35211. Interment will follow for family and close friends.