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Elmer C. Campbell

July 4, 1922 - December 21, 2008

QUINCY – Elmer C. Campbell Jr., 86, of Quincy, formerly of Springfield, died at 5:35 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

He was born July 4, 1922, in Anna, the son of Elmer and Ruth Treese Campbell Sr.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and parents, who were the second-oldest married living couple in the world.

He is survived by two daughters, Cheryl (husband, Randy) Ferreira and Carol Ann (husband, Ron) Giger, both of Springfield; a son, Gary Wayne Campbell of Biloxi, Miss.; three grandchildren, Shane Geist, Shannon (husband: Shane)Skebe and Shelby Giger; former wife, Shirley M. Rutherford of Springfield; a sister, Peggy Evans of Lincoln; three brothers, Bob (wife, Barbara) Campbell of Springfield, Dick (wife, Barbara) Campbell of Moline and Lonnie Campbell of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 2 great-grandchildren, Kelton and Allie.

Elmer lived in Springfield for most of his life. He was a sheet metal worker for Henson Robinson for 42 years, retiring in 1987.

He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran serving during World War II. He was a member of Sheet Metal Workers Local 83, American Legion, Country Gamblers Dance Club and Springfield Sunday Flyer RC Club.

He was a skate guard for many years at Skateland and Moonlight Gardens. He enjoyed fishing with his grandkids and playing cards.

A memorial gathering will be held from 2 p.m. until the time of services at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, at Staab Funeral Home, with

Cindy Mills officiating.

Memorials may be made to St. John’s Children’s Hospital.

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