Leona Campbell, 81

Leona Mae Campbell, 81, of Wabash, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at 7:22 a.m. at Autumn Ridge Health Care in Wabash. 

She was born June 7, 1937, in Weeksbury, Ky., to Brown and Dora (Gillispie) Samons.

Leona was a 1955 graduate of Wheelwright High School. She married Adrian Campbell in Wabash on October 6, 1956; he died October 8, 2018. She worked at General Tire in Wabash for 36 1/2 years, retiring in 1998. She was a member of Wabash Free Will Baptist Church and attended as long as her health allowed. She enjoyed quilting, reading, shopping, cooking, and traveling. 

She is survived by her six children, Sheree Spradlin of Jamestown, Tenn., Mark Campbell, Shawna Herron, and Adrian DeWayne (Bernice) Campbell, all of Wabash, Sabrina (John) Preikszas of Holland, Mich., and Jeremy (Misty) Campbell of Wabash; 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren; her siblings, George (Karon) Samons of Lagro, Douglas (Nadine) Samons of Seneca, S.C., Joseph Samons of Wabash, Mary Ann (Carllus) Adkins of Savannah, Tenn., and Carolyn Sue Sanders of Littleton, Colo.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, David Samons, and three sisters, Opal Mollette, Pauline Fraley, and Ruby Bayliss.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at Wabash Free Will Baptist Church, 1056 Erie Street, Wabash with the Rev. Tod Masters officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, at

Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Wabash Free Will Baptist Church or the Ladies Aid Society of the church.

The memorial guest book for Leona may be signed at

Posted on 2018 Dec 12