John M. Campbell, age 70, formerly of Jacksonville, passed away on Sunday September 13, 2020, in Twinsburg, Ohio. He was born on June 24, 1950, to Clark and M. Louise (McOlgan) Campbell in Monmouth. He married his high school sweetheart, Belinda Ohren, in 1969, and she preceded him in death. Together they raised their daughters, Jennifer and Elizabeth. John began his career teaching middle school math before earning his master's degree in psychology from Western Illinois University. He was a school psychologist for Springfield Public Schools before transitioning to development for Knox College. He then served for many years as vice president for development at MacMurray College. He worked as a school psychologist for Illinois School for the Visually Impaired until his retirement in 2011. John was especially proud of his family and loved to share their latest accomplishments. He loved a good steak and strong drink. A wiz at numbers, John also enjoyed the occasional trip to the casino. His favorite game was Blackjack and, like the rest of his life, his bets were fearless. He enjoyed golf and continued to follow the sport on television when he no longer was able to play. John is survived by his daughters, Jennifer (Jim) Wardell of Twinsburg, Ohio, and Elizabeth (Rich) Hoppe of Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland. There are four grandchildren Laurel and Luke Wardell and Eloise and Marshall Hoppe. His brother Tom and wife Linda Campbell of Morton, and his sister, Mary Jane Morgan of Vernon Hills, Illinois.
A memorial service for John M. Campbell is planned on Saturday July 10, 2021 at Turnbull Funeral Home at 11:00 am. Interment of his cremated remains will be with his beloved wife Belinda, at a later date, at Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery. A memorial fund is suggested for either the Western Illinois Animal Rescue or Jamison Center Food Bank.
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