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Elizabeth Love German Campbell July 13, 1926 – Feburary 17, 2012

  Elizabeth Love German Campbell passed away on Friday, February 17, 2012, at Valley View Village in Des Moines, Iowa at the age of 85. 

Mrs. Campbell was born July 13, 1926 in Lotts Creek township, Ringgold county, Iowa to Martin and Lucy (Hamblin) Love. She married Everett German on September 7, 1946 in Troy, Kansas.  He passed away in 1984. There were two children born to this union, Jim (Phyllis) German of Decatur, Illinois and Jackie (Scott) Cundiff of Alvin, Texas.

On January 1, 1996, she married Rev. Ward Campbell at Athelstan, Iowa. He passed away in 2007. Elizabeth spent most of her life working as a nurse’s aide at Horton’s Nursing Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa and Mercy Hospital and Valley View Village in Des Moines, Iowa. She loved teaching children about Jesus at Athelstan Independent Holiness Church and Des Moines Eastside Church of the Nazarene. She was a devoted wife and mother, who taught her children the love of reading and the importance of a good education.

Mrs. Campbell was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; half brother, Francis Love; half sister, Ruth (Love, Allen) Sanders; brother, John Love; sisters-in-law, Peggy Love, Mickey Love and Marge Love, and her stepdaughter, Mina Faye (German) Faust.

She is survived by her children; two grandsons, Scott (Cherie) Cundiff of Clear Lake, Texas and Sean (Cara) German of Monticello, Illinois; four great-grandchildren, Sarah and Matthew Cundiff and Emmerson and Kelton German; brother, Andrew (Nancy) Love of Orange, Texas; sister, Mary (Melvin) Feldhoff of Hampton, Iowa; brother, Melvin Love of Pleasantville, Iowa; sister, Aves (Bill) Fitzgerald of Des Moines, Iowa;  a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and four step-children.

Memorials may be made to Valley View Village of Des Moines, Iowa, Hospice and Eastside Church of the Nazarene in Des Moines.

Services were held at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, with Rev. G.R. Cundiff and Rev. Michael Fitzgerald officiating.

Musicians were Deb Cannon and Phyllis German.

Casket bearers included Scott Cundiff, Sean German, Bryce Feldoff, Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Fitzgerald and Jeff Love.

Elizabeth was laid at rest in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr.

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