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Shirley Jane Campbell

February 13, 1921 ~ January 11, 2017 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Shirley Jane Day Campbell, 95, of Galena, Illinois, passed away on January 11, 2017, in the home in which she was born, surrounded by her loving family. She began life on February 13,1921, in Galena, Illinois, the daughter of James T. Day and Esther (Henning) Day.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles Earl; a son, Steven; an infant granddaughter; and an infant great-granddaughter. Surviving are her four children; Melody Campbell, Sherry (David) Bunyer, Judith (Dennis) Miller, and Jerry (Margaret) Campbell; seven grandchildren, Melissa (Brian) Henniges, Mathew (Andrea) Miller, Megan (Jeff) Jansen, Scott (Michelle) Bunyer, Michael (Susan) Bunyer, Stephen Campbell and Ellen Campbell; thirteen greatgrandchildren, Andrew, Jack Henry, and Claire Henniges, Ava, Ben, and Carly Miller,  Ellery, Lydia and Max Jansen, Allison and Joshua Bunyer, and Madeline and Jasmine Bunyer.
Little recognition is given those women who quietly and without complaint do the work of raising families.  Shirley was a master of the quiet arts: a wonderful mother and grandmother, talented story teller, gifted writer and poet, crossword puzzle queen, passionate reader, and kind and loving friend. She was a woman of her time, a lady in a world where there are precious few. We will miss our loyal, quick-witted, wonderful friend, grandmother, and beloved mother.
“Don’t let your sword be made of paper or let your spirit die, don’t be too bored with living, too tired to try”- Shirley Day Campbell
The family would like to thank Hospice of Dubuque, Dr Koenigs, and Joyce for making it possible for our mother to be at home during her last days.  We could not have managed without their loving kindness. 

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