"Dignity without Compromise"

Celine Uranie Bantuelle Campbell

Celine Uranie Bantuelle Campbell was born November 11, 1910, Haine-St. Pierre, Belgium. When she was not quite ten years old, Celine and her family immigrated to America. She attended Roosevelt Elementary School and Okmulgee Junior and Senior High School.

While living in Okmulgee, Celine met and married Thomas Roger Campbell on July 13, 1930 in Henryetta, Oklahoma. Together, Celine and Tom raised their four children, Ronald, Richard, Glenn, and Carolyn. She encouraged her husband to form Campbell Specialty Company, and enjoyed entertaining clients in the Campbell family home. Celine always welcomed the guests with gracious hospitality.

Celine was an excellent cook. Her Specialties included homemade bread, cinnamon rolls, fried chicken, cookies, pies and cakes. She loved gardening, canning, crocheting, reading, and traveling.

Celine loved her grandchildren very much. She was an extremely energetic grandmother who even showed her grandchildren that she could ride a Zip Line. She took great delight in teaching some of her grandchildren to turn somersaults, a project which she undertook while in her seventies. She was even known to have ridden a shopping cart through the aisles of a grocery store with two giggling toddlers in the basket.

She was a long time member of the First Baptist Church, and then the Second Baptist Church where she was active as a Sunday School Teacher. Celine was a PTA President at Roosevelt Elementary School, and also a member of the Home Demonstration Club. She won a Blue Ribbon for her home-canned peaches at the Okmulgee County Fair. As an accomplished Violinist, She held first chair in the Okmulgee Symphony Orchestra, and played solo benefits for the Veterans in the VA hospital in Muskogee.

Survivors include her husband Thomas Roger Campbell of the home, three sons, Ronald Edward Campbell and his wife Patricia Cloon Campbell of Luther, Oklahoma, Richard Butler Campbell and his wife Jeneane Whinery Campbell, Glenn Allen Campbell and his wife Mary Lou Hood Campbell, a daughter Carolyn Ann Campbell Hacker and husband Stephen Arthur Hacker all of Okmulgee, five grandsons Clay Alan Campbell, Richard Curtis Campbell, David Brian Campbell, Aaron Ross Hacker and Mason Price Hacker; six granddaughters, Kathryn Ruth Campbell Terenzi, Lu Anne Campbell Butler, Ronelle Lynn Campbell Stover, MD, Clarissa Ann Campbell, Valerie Kathleen Campbell and Clarinda Elizabeth Reichman; three great-grandsons, Jonathan Richard Campbell, Kyle Ashby Campbell, Thomas Campbell; three great-granddaughters Natalie Jeneane Terenzi, Jenifer Campbell and Kylie Morgan Campbell; two nephews, John Louis Campbell, and Michael Lewis Bantuelle; one niece, Patricia Ann Bantuelle Ewald; Three cousins Lucienne Ingenbleek, Anita Ann Bantuelle Stedran and Fred Bantuelle and a sister and a sister in law Fern Leathers Bantuelle.

She was preceded in death by her father, Emile Charles Bantuelle; her mother, Clemence Simon Bantuelle; brother, Fernand Charles Bantuelle; sister, Louisa Josephine Bantuelle Campbell, Grandson, Keith Barry Campbell and nephew, Charles Steven Bantuelle

Funeral Services will be on 2:00 pm on Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at the Second Baptist Church with Reverend Jeff Vernon officiating. Interment will follow in the Okmulgee Cemetery under the direction of the McClendon-Winters funeral Home.

Viewing will be from 1:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, March 09, 2004 with family members receiving visitors from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

The family asks that Memorial Contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or Second Baptist Church.

Casket bearers will be Clay Allen Campbell, Curtis Campbell, David Campbell, Aaron Hacker, Mason Hacker and John Campbell.