Velma Caroline (Mitchell) Campbell was born January 29, 1924 in Adams County, Iowa to James and Letha (Bailiff) Mitchell. She entered into eternal rest April 19, 2015 at Crest Haven Care Center in Creston, Iowa at the age of 91 years 2 months and 21 days. Velma graduated from Corning High School. She worked as an inspector for Union Carbide in Red Oak for many years.
On August 22, 1949 Velma was united in marriage to John A. Campbell. Velma and John lived in Corning and Red Oak most of their lives. Upon their retirement they moved to a farm north of Prescott where she resided until her health failed. Velma and John enjoyed traveling to Kentucky to visit relatives. She won a trip to Las Vegas which her and John enjoyed very much. Velma was an animal lover. She cared for her cat (with no legs) “Hercules” for about thirteen years. She enjoyed visiting with family and friends, her frequent stops at Kay’s Kafe; and occasionally stopping at the riverboat in Osceola.
Velma is survived by a nephew, William Ruggles of Kentucky and many cousins and other relatives.
Velma was preceded in death by her husband: John A. Campbell in 1994; parents; her sister: Velda Ruggles; several aunts and uncles.