Irene “Nellie” Campbell, 82 of Mt. Auburn passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 7:03 p.m. at her residence in Mt. Auburn. She was born on May 19, 1933 in Lowder, IL the Daughter of Merle Wayne and Velma Lucille (Crouse) Summers. She married Don Casteel on December 24, 1948 and he later preceded her in death in October of 1965, then she married Robert Campbell on May 21, 1966 in the Southern Baptist Church in Taylorville, IL. She worked as a homemaker living her life in Lowder, Auburn area and later in Mt. Auburn. Nellie Irene, in her younger years enjoyed bowling, Bunko, camping, playing Bingo, playing the Lottery and most recently putting jigsaw puzzles together with her husband, Bob. She and her first husband, Don, owned and operated Irene’s Cafe in Auburn in the 1960’s. She then worked as a file clerk for the State, enjoyed the benefits of selling Bee-Line clothing thru in home parties, and was a daycare provider for many children in Mt. Auburn and surrounding areas.
Surviving are her Husband: Robert Campbell of Mt. Auburn, IL; Sons: Robert “Gene” (Scherrie) Casteel of Mt. Auburn, IL; Step-Daughter: Teresa Campbell and companion Sherry Ferryman of Tennessee; Grandchildren: Jerry (Robin) Casteel; Jeff (Terri) Casteel; Robert Casteel Jr.; Jeanna (Brit) Lovelace; Jennifer (Wayne) Prose; Donny Casteel; Jeff Dennis Step-Grandchildren: Geri Page, Jason Brummet; Eight Great-Grandchildren; Five Step-Great-Grandchildren; Sisters: Mary Hurley, Inez (Chuck) VanHoos; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, First Husband, Son Jared Casteel; Step-Son Robert Campbell Jr., Brother: Lester Wayne Summers; Sister: Marge Lyons, Brother-in-Law: Glen Hurley; Ray Lyons.
Visitation will be held Friday, April 8, 2016 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Rev. Linda Vonck Officiating. Burial will be in Thayer Cemetery in Thayer, IL.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangments.