Whitesburg KY

Margaret ‘Katie’ Campbell dies



Whitesburg native Margaret Kathleen ‘Katie’ Cornett Campbell, 90, died April 14 at the Thomas- Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore.

A daughter of the late Maggie and Stephen J. Cornett, she was the widow of Kile Campbell and a sister of the late Stephen J. Cornett.

She was graduated from Whitesburg High School and attended Kentucky Wesleyan College. She was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Coast Guard (SPARS).

Mrs. Campbell worked many years as a bookkeeper for Colley-Elkhorn Coal Company and later for R.R. Crawford Engineering. She was a member of the Whitesburg United Methodist Church and later affiliated with Park United Methodist Church.

She was active in the Women’s Society of Christian Service serving in leadership on the local and district levels. She was a charter member of the Pine Mountain Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and while in Whitesburg an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies’ Auxiliary.

Surviving are a daughter, Kyleen Ward and husband Charles; a grandson, Matt Ward and wife Patricia; a granddaughter, E. Katie Ward; three great-grandchildren, Caroline Grace, Braxton Matthew and Morgan Elise; and a brother, William Newton Cornett, Santa Ana, Calif.

Funeral services were held April 17 at Park United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Sandlick Cemetery.

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