Mary “Frances” (Drinnon) Campbell

Mary “Frances” (Drinnon) Campbell, of Lawrence, passed away on June 12, 2022, surrounded by family.

Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral home, 601 Indiana St. Lawrence, KS. Graveside services will be held immediately following visitation at Reno Cemetery, Leavenworth County, KS. Please dress casually. Arrangements are by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Frances was born at home on a farm near Leota, MO, about 6 miles from West Plains, MO to Joseph and Ethella (King) Drinnon on August 26,1941. She went to school in Thayer and West Plains, MO then Lawrence, KS. She married LeRoy Campbell on December 12, 1955, in Hernando, MS. Frances was a young bride and being a wife and mother took precedence, she waited to finish her education and career for many years. She graduated from night school and later went on to Johnson County Community College received her associates degree. She worked as a quality supervisor for King Radio, Bendix-King, Allied Signal for more than 30 years. She enjoyed spending time with family, watching them grow was some of her best and happiest times. She kept a yard full of flowers and many cactuses on her patio. She would spend hours making crochet and embroidery gifts for family and friends.

Frances is preceded in death by her parents, her husband LeRoy was killed on the job on January 22, 1986. She never remarried waiting to be with him again. Her daughter, Judy Kathryn Schmitz preceded her on July 11, 2021. Also, two beloved dogs, Hannah and Barbie, whose ashes will be with her.

Frances is survived by her son, Steven Roy Campbell (Patty) Eudora, daughter, Mary Pamela Jane Alt, (Dean) and son-in-law, Jim Schmitz both of Lawrence. Her 8 Grandchildren: Jamie Dunn (Damien) Lenexa, Ks; Andy Campbell, Eudora, KS; Brett Campbell (Amy) Olathe, KS; Georgia Friedhoff (Rian) Kansas City, MO; Josh Campbell (Erin) Overland Park, KS; Jason Schmitz, Lawrence, KS; Renee Edmonds (Ryan) Lecompton, KS; and Johnny Christian (Alisha) Lawrence, KS; Her 9 Great-Grandchildren, Rhys and Rosalyn Campbell; Isaac, Aidan and Lily Schmitz; Gwyneth Edmonds; Savannah, Caroline and Retter Christian. Her two brothers Coy “Dee” Drinnon, Tonganoxie, Ks and Joe Drinnon (Betty) of West Plains, Mo. Nieces and Nephews Kathy Armstrong, Pat Ramos, Mike Drinnon and Joe Bill Drinnon. Close friends who went out for dinner once a week for more than 30 years Sharon Bunce, Dorothy Delg and Wanda VanDyke. Her rescue dog, Baby, who was well loved.

Pallbearers will be Jason Schmitz, Brett Campbell, Josh Campbell, Andy Campbell, Johnny Christian, Joe Bill Drinnon, Mike Drinnon. Alternates would be Isaac and Aidan Schmitz.

Memorials may be given to Lawrence Humane Society, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260 Lawrence, Kansas 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Billie Carey...

Rest In Peace, Francis.

From Janelle Ballew...

Coy and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to all.

From D St.Cyr...

To the family of Mary Campbell,
So sorry for your loss. ‘Grandma’ was an amazing women and she will truly be missed. Sending love and light during this difficult time.

Deanna and Hermine St.Cyr

From Linda (Willis) Haima...

So sorry for the loss of your mom. Prayers my High School friend, Linda Willis-Haima.

From Kay Sheaffer...

I am so sorry for your loss. Francis was my supervisor for many years she was such a sweet lady, she will be missed. May your memories offer you comfort and peace during this time.

From Erma Thorne...

Dear family members of Frances Campbell. I’m so sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was such a spiritual fun loving person. May you always have good memories of her. She was a very loveable lady!

From Bobbie & Jolene Brown...

Condolences for the family and to Renee and Johnny . I’m so sorry. I loved your grandma. She was a beautiful, sweet lady. God needed her and she will be happy now. No more pain. May everyone have great memories of her.

From Brenda Gillogly...

Dear family…
I’m so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. You were blessed to have her so long in your lives. She was a wonderful and gracious lady whom I am also so blessed to have had her as my cousin. I hope you enjoy many wonderful memories of your times with her as you go forward from here. All my love…Brenda Conyers Gillogly

From Mary Ann Hayden...

Pam, your mom was so special. I use to love coming to your house and visiting with her. She loved her children with the mightiness of David in her little body. I know she is with all her loved ones who have passed before here. She was a beautiful soul.
Much sympathy to all of you,
Mary Ann (Neff) Hayden

From Tracy Dethloff...

Jim, Jason, Pam{Mary] and family sorry for your loss.

From John Christian...

So sorry for.your lose. Prayers for everyone. She was a awesome woman.

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