Shirley J. Campbell

Shirley Jean Campbell, loved and cherished by many, passed away on July 6, 2021. Shirley, 83, was born on April 15, 1938, in Olivet, Michigan to Leslie and Wilma (Oteney) Mott. Shirley attended Olivet High School and met her lifelong sweetheart, Gerry Campbell. The two married young and would be celebrating their 66th anniversary this August. The young couple had four boys in rapid succession and were involved in their many sporting and school activities. Shirley was a den mother for Cub Scouts, as well as her career working for the state/county for 24 years. She was a natural at so many things; fly fishing, golfing, and card playing. Once their sons grew and their family expanded, to welcome daughters (never in-laws), she was also a wonderful and loving grandma. She enjoyed camping, campfires in the back-yard, and spending winters in Florida, even though she hated being away from her Michigan family.
Shirley is survived by her beloved husband, Gerry; sons, Leslie (Rebecca), Randy (Marilyn), Lonn (Tina), Doug (Mary); 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; siblings, Anthony (Doris Graul) Mott, Laurel Mott; sisters-in-law, Susan Mott, Wilma Campbell; brothers-in-law, George David Campbell, Brian (Sharon) Campbell; and so very many nieces and nephews that she had the talent to make them feel as though they were her favorite.
Shirley was predeceased by her parents; her husband’s parents, George and Beatrice Campbell; brother, Richard “Dick” Mott; sisters-in-law, Eleanor Mott, Sheila Mott, Judy Campbell, and Edna Spaulding Campbell; brothers-in-law, Norman and Daniel Campbell.
A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, July 11, 2021 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Lee Center Township Hall, 23045 21 Mile Road, Olivet, MI 49076. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to Oaklawn Hospice. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Shirley on her tribute page at The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.