Phyllis T. Campbell, 78, of Damariscotta, died on the morning of June 16 at Cove’s Edge in Damariscotta.
She was born on Jan. 21, 1940 in Saco, a daughter of the late Frederick and Francis (Hunter) Toher Sr.
Phyllis grew up in Portland and attended Deering High School. On Feb. 8, 1958 she married her sweetheart, Leo Campbell, and together they were long-time members of the Glenwood Square Baptist Church in Portland. Phyllis loved her Lord and her family, and most important to her, was the time they all spent together. She enjoyed being a private caregiver to children and the elderly, and people always had a place at her table, anyone was welcome in her home. She was the foundation for her family’s ministry as they traveled around the world, singing gospel music and spreading God’s message. One of her greatest joys was riding on their motorcycle with her husband, traveling more than 150,000 miles together around the country.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a son, Leo Campbell Jr.; sisters, Francis “Betty” Myers, and Marion Jewett; and brother, Phillip Toher.
Phyllis is survived by her loving husband of more than 60 years, Leo Campbell Sr., recently of Newport; daughters, Cindy-lou Campbell Frit and husband William Sr. of Bath, Anna-Maria Campbell Reuman and husband Christopher of Clinton, Edna Sukeforth and husband Greg of Wiscasset, and Naomi Campbell of Newport; sisters, Maryellen Knowles of Standish, and Gloria Allen and husband Bruce of Westbrook; brother Frederick Toher Jr. and wife Elaine of Scarborough; brother-in-law, Robert Jewett of New Jersey; 10 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for a service to celebrate Phyllis’s life at 2 p.m., Thurs., June 21 at the Faith Baptist Church, 144 Mills Rd., Newcastle. Pastor Dave O’Donnel will officiate.
Should friends so desire, donations may be made in her memory to the Faith Baptist Church, 144 Mills Rd., Newcastle, ME 04553.
Condolences, and messages for her family, may be expressed by visiting StrongHancock.com.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main St., Damariscotta.