Verna Marie Campbell, 79, returned to Heaven on August 23, 2013. She was born in Tulsa and lived mostly in the Southwest; Roswell and Santa Fe, New Mexico and Los Angeles, California. She graduated from Santa Fe High School in 1952 and attended New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.
Verna was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Ruth Donlin and is survived by her sister, Sally Rhodes of Parker, Colorado, several nieces and a nephew and her loving partner, Don Garretson of Mission, Kansas.
Verna was an accomplished artist and trained with the late Fredik Grue. She has taken many awards in varied juried shows in Southern California, New Mexico and Kansas, including several Best of Shows. You may see her work on her web site, www.vernamarie.com. She was a member of the California Art Club, Oil Painters of America, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society and the Greater Kansas City Art Association.
The family would like to thank the caring nurses at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Continua Hospice, the Zack Group and the care givers from Senior Bridge.
Cremation. A private memorial service will be scheduled for a later date.