Delmer Campbell, 97, Warsaw, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Plaza, Kansas City.

Mr. Campbell was born and raised in Upton, Mo., where he attended school with his childhood sweetheart, Lela Collins, who later became his wife of 50 years.

They raised their family in Liberty, Mo. He worked for many years as an airline mechanic for Trans World Airlines. After his wife’s death in 1994, he moved to Warsaw. Mr. Campbell began dancing and met many new friends, including his long-time companion, Georgia Smith.

He loved spending time gardening outdoors, and hunting and fishing with his TWA friends.

He is survived by his daughters, Sandra Kay Coe, Warsaw, and Debbie Crowell, West Barnstable, Mass.; son, Dennis Campbell, House Springs; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation is 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton.

Graveside service and interment will be at 4 p.m. at Hickory Ridge Cemetery, Upton.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Clinton Senior Center.

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