Wilma Jean Campbell

Wilma Jean Campbell, 87, passed peacefully, Saturday, April 27, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was born July 5, 1931, in Parsons, Kan., the daughter of John and Anna Moffatt.

Wilma Campbell

On March 30, 1957, Wilma married Dean Campbell in Parsons, Kan. He preceded her in death in August of 2017.

Wilma and her husband relocated to Leavenworth with Hallmark Cards in 1958. Together, they opened the first coin-operated Laundromat in Leavenworth in 1959. Two years later, they sold the business and Dean went to work at the Kansas State Penitentiary in Lansing.

She is survived by her three children, Kathy, Jim (and wife Connie), Steve (and wife Le-Thu); two grandchildren, Sydney and Jordan; a sister and brother in law, Pat and Jerry Daigh of Olathe; and her niece and nephew, Toni (and husband Doug) and John (and wife Jackie).

Wilma was a loving and devoted wife who was very active in her church and community. Wilma was involved in the cub scouts, boy scouts and girl scouts. She also served the First United Methodist Church over the years as a children’s choir mother and generous donor. She also had worked on the church’s newsletter and was a member of Esther’s Circle.

Wilma will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her. She was a loving mother, who never spoke an unkind word about anyone. She was a loyal Royals, Chiefs and Jayhawks fan. While we’re comforted she is reunited again with Dean in heaven, she still left us all too soon.

Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2019, at the First United Methodist Church. A funeral service will begin at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, at the church. A private burial will be at a later date. Memorials are suggested to First United Methodist Church. Arrangements entrusted to R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.