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Orie Gene Campbell

Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home

McPherson, KS


Orie Gene Campbell, 73, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 4:10 a.m., Friday, October 18, 2013 while in the company of family members, at Pine Village, Moundridge.

Gene was born in Larned, Kansas on December 11, 1939, son of Mirtie Marie (Tracy) Campbell - Locut and Orie J. Campbell.

Gene attended the Larned and Iola schools.

Through the years Gene worked at the Coleman Company, and retired as a building maintenance engineer for U.S.D. 259. He worked other various jobs and was a jack-of-all-trades.

Gene was a member of the Kansas Honey Producers Association. He enjoyed the out-of-doors, hunting, fishing, bird watching, beekeeping, and nature in general. He loved ice cream. Gene and Fay enjoyed all the trips they took with Village Tours.

Orie Gene Campbell was united in marriage to Fayneta J. (Fay) Beattie on May 13, 1995, at McPherson, Kansas.

Surviving family members include:
His loving and devoted wife of over 18 years, Fayneta (Fay) Campbell, of McPherson, Kansas
Daughters: Jo Goff and husband Jim, of Jetmore, Kansas
Jan E. Carter, and husband Eddie Farris, of Valley Center, Kansas
Rose A. Payne and husband Allen, of Valley Center, Kansas
Crystal N. Fortner and husband Donnie, of Wichita, Kansas
Siblings: Alvin Campbell and Sue, of Lowell, Arkansas
Thomas (Tom) Campbell and wife Loretta, of Moran, Kansas
Victor (Butch) Campbell and wife Marilyn, of Rogers, Arkansas
Carolyn Swift, of Wichita, Kansas
Louise McGarrah and husband Larry, of Rogers, Arkansas
7 grandchildren: Tony, Sabrina, Steven, Emily, Laura, Sarah, and Hannah
3 great-grandchildren: Ashton, Gabriel, and Kaitlin
Many nieces and nephews, and other relatives.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Orie and Mirtie Campbell; a daughter, Mary Louise Campbell; 2 half-sisters, Ollie May Kresge and Pearl Branstetter; and a half brother, Donald Speer and a baby brother, Charles Campbell.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 5 to 8 p.m. with family present at Glidden - Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kansas.

Graveside service will be held at Larned Cemetery, Larned, Kansas, at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 with Chaplain Bill Eichelberger with Good Shepherd Hospice, Newton, Kansas officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Orie Gene may be made to Pine Village Retirement Comm. or Alzheimers Association and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.

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