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Bertha Mae McCampbell

Monday, April 12, 2010

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Bertha Mae McCampbell, 98, Brazil, formerly of Indianapolis, died April 11, 2010, at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility.

She had been a resident there for several years.

She was born April 18, 1911, in Clay County, the daughter of Peter Howald and Flora Coltharp Howald. She graduated from Brazil High School, class of 1930.

Her work career began following high school, working for Dr. Thacker, DDS, office and then at Continental Car-na-var as a bookkeeper.

During World War II, she worked for a time at the Ordinance Depot in Terre Haute.

She moved to Indianapolis and worked for the IRS and for Myers Florist on Madison Street. She last worked as a secretary for IPS No. 35, retiring after 12 years.

On Oct. 6, 1944, she married Clifford H. "Mac" McCampbell. They had their home on Madison Ave., Indianapolis, close by the grocery store that Mac owned. Bertha Mae was very talented as a decorator and making a house a home. They moved to Clay County in the 1980s and following Mr. McCampbell's death in 1989, she moved to Jackson Gardens.

She was a member of the Southport Presbyterian Church and attended the Community Missionary Church in Brazil.

Survivors include her sons Kent McCampbell and wife Marta, DeMoines, Iowa, and Richard McCampbell and wife Doris, Anderson, Ind., daughter-in-law Carol McCampbell, Winter Park, Fla., grandchildren Debbie Barrett, Jessica McCampbell, Victoria McCampbell, Ann Eldridge, Jim McCampbell, Holly McCampbell, and Jim Miller, two great-grandchildren, sister Roberta Housefield, Danville, Ind., brother Lester Howald and wife Delores, Brazi, nephews and nieces, Steve Housefield (Karen), John Housefield (Connie), Rod Howald (Nancy), and Sue Tucker, Jane Albright, great-nieces and nephews, Cody Tucker, Brittney Tucker, Cindy Jackson, Chad Albright, Dean Albright, Chris Housefield (Michelle), and Lindsay Tatge (R.J.) and other extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, son Peter D. McCampbell, sister Mary Frances Albright, and nephew Curtis Albright.

Services will take place Thursday at Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave., Brazil, at 1 p.m., with Pastor Ken Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday.

Light a candle in her memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.