She was born Jan. 9, 1931, at Sarcoxie, Mo., to Roy T. and Cora A. (Guinn) Chandler. She graduated from Sarcoxie High School in 1949. Later she attended and graduated from Drury College at Springfield and earned a master's degree from Pittsburg State University. She had taken additional hours at Southwest Missouri University at Springfield, at the University of Kentucky at Louisville and at Wichita State University.
She taught four years in the towns of Hurley, Diamond and Sarcoxie in Missouri before coming to Parsons in 1957 to teach music in the elementary schools. She retired in 1992. For 62 years, starting as a young girl, she taught private lessons and continued teaching in the studio at her home after retiring from the school system.
Mrs. Campbell was a member of the Kansas Federation of Music Clubs and had served in various offices, including president, in the organization. She had been a member on the local, state and national levels of the National Education Association. For many years she sponsored the Elementary and Junior Musical Arts Clubs. In 1987, she was named to the Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame at Dodge City.
She was an active member of the Friendship Baptist Church for all of her years in Parsons and had been in charge of the music program at the church for more than 50 years. She taught Sunday school and was active in the Women's Missionary Society. She was a member of the Round Table Club and for many years was a board member of the Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony at Eureka Springs, Ark.
On June 6, 1954, she married Bob Campbell in Sarcoxie. They celebrated their golden anniversary in 2004. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include brothers- and sisters-in-law, Dr. Ralph and Ruth Campbell of Charlotte, N.C., Bill and Jean Campbell of LaRussell, Mo., Fred and Opal Campbell of Carthage, Mo., Bruce and Sue Campbell of Fresno, Calif., and Ida Campbell of Dallas.
She is also survived by cousins, nieces and nephews.
Her parents and a brother-in-law, Talmadge Campbell, preceded her in death.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ron Pracht officiating. Burial will be later at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield.
Memorials are suggested to either the Sarcoxie R-2 Schools Music Program or to the Parsons Educational Foundation to be used for music in the Parsons schools. These may be left at or sent to the funeral home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, 67357.