LaVon Shubert Campbell, 93, of Hendersonville passed away peacefully Saturday, February 20, 2016.
LaVon was born December 27, 1922 in Elkton, IL to the late Arthur Caesar and Katherine Kinzel Shubert, the middle child of nine. She grew up on her family’s farm and loved sharing stories of her childhood. She was also preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, two brother brothers, and three sisters.
She married Paul Blanchard Campbell on November 26, 1941. They lived their entire married life in Illinois where they raised their two sons and two daughters. Their marriage was an inspiration to their children and grandchildren. Paul preceded LaVon in death on November 9, 1996.
LaVon was a lifelong seamstress and quilter. Her many quilts are being enjoyed by family members and she won numerous prizes for her creations. She loved to cook and bake and one of her greatest joys was baking pies for friends. She also enjoyed her garden and had an amazing green thumb. LaVon was also a gifted writer. Her poems and short stories show her quick wit and sense of humor and her journals are a loving gift to her family. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church.
She moved to North Carolina in 2000 which was the beginning of a new adventure. Her friend, Derwood, introduced her to the mountains and the forests of the area. She enjoyed 15 years in these beautiful surroundings with her Pekinese, Baxter.
Above all else, she loved her family and she was extremely proud of all of them. She was a caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, neighbor and friend. She will be missed by many.
LaVon is survived by her sons, Paul Shubert Campbell and Robert Wade Campbell; daughters, Nancy Kay Orum (Stephen) and Phyllis Fay Campbell (James Bulmer); grandchildren, Paul William Campbell (Sheri), Cathy Marie Burnett (Damon), Rori Ann McPherson (Kent), R Wade Campbell (Jeanne), Nicholas Clay Orum (Jess), Gregory Stephen Orum (Janna), Devin Ruth Hauser (Tim), and Patrick Campbell Collins; great-grandchildren, Cole Campbell, Brianna Burnett, Tyler Burnett, Connor McPherson, Jordyn McPherson, Solomon Orum, Poppy Orum, Townsend Orum, Collin Hauser, Campbell Hauser and R Wade Campbell.
A memorial service will be 2:00 PM Sunday, February, 28, 2016 at the Etowah United Methodist Church with Rev. David Cook officiating. A graveside service will be at a later date in Carthage, IL.
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm
Etowah United Methodist Church
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