MOUNT PLEASANT- Judy Kay Campbell, 66, of Mount Pleasant went home to be with Jesus on Monday, July 10, 2023, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. She was surrounded by her beloved family as they sang “It is Well.”
Judy was born September 7, 1956, in Washington, IA, the daughter of John Dill and Frances R. (Wittrig) Hulme. She graduated from WACO High School in 1974 and continued her education at AIB Business School. On December 23, 1978, Judy was united in marriage to the love of her life, Daniel Campbell, at Harmony Bible Church near Danville. The couple made Mount Pleasant their home for more than 44 years. Judy worked as a secretary at various businesses before working 17 years as Secretary to the Business Manager at the Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility, retiring in 2017.
Judy was a faithful and active member of Calvary Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and served the church through her love for children by directing children’s choir and musicals and teaching Sunday School and Awana. She was a member of the Henry County Relay for Life Committee and participated in several Mount Pleasant Community Theater productions.
Judy enjoyed reading while cuddling with her sweet pup, Lily Bug. Shopping was a favorite of Judy’s; she always loved finding a good deal. She deeply loved spending time with family and friends and genuinely cared about getting to know people. Her family and friends loved her ornery personality and will never forget her wonderful hugs. Judy was a strong prayer warrior for those she loved so dearly. She was an example of a Godly woman, serving, helping, and encouraging all those around her. Her joyful, genuine, kind, and spunky spirit will be missed by all. Judy was truly a faithful and loving wife, mother, and friend.
Judy is survived by her husband, Dan; son, Scott (Jennifer) Campbell of New London; daughter, Sara Campbell of Mount Pleasant; two sisters, Joan Swift, Jalaine (Steve) Sandberg, one brother, Howard (Nancy) Hulme all of Rockford, Illinois; two brothers-in-law, Leonard (Dwanna) Schantz of Los Lunas, New Mexico, Dennis (Cindy) Campbell of Fulton, Missouri; numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Jacqueline Schantz.
Funeral service will be held 11:00 am Saturday, July 22, 2023, at Calvary Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant. Rev. Matthew Reno and Rev. Leonard Schantz will officiate. Burial will be in the Forest Home Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2-7 pm on Friday, July 21, 2023, at Calvary Baptist Church where family will greet friends from 5-7 pm. The service will be live-streamed on the Calvary Baptist Church Mount Pleasant Youtube channel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family to assist with medical and funeral expenses. The Olson-Powell Chapel and Crematory is caring for Judy and her family.