Ardythe K. Campbell

November 30, 1944 ‒ April 29, 2017

Marion, Ohio

Ardythe Kay “Ardie” Campbell, age 72, passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Marion General Hospital after a brief illness.  She was born November 30, 1944 in Kenton, OH to the late Ralph N. Matlack and Edith (Hartman) Matlack. She is survived by a brother, Dr. Robert Matlack.  A sister, Meredith (Matlack) McDaniel, preceded her in death.

She spent her formative years in Richwood, Ohio graduating from Richwood High School in 1962.  She matriculated at The Ohio State University.

She married Sam Smith on July 3, 1962 in Richwood, Ohio and had two children of this union, Shelly R. Smith and Michael R. Smith, who survive her.  On June 29, 1985 she married Thomas E. Bush in Marysville, Ohio who preceded her in death.  On September 27, 2001 she married Robert P. Campbell, son of Robert C. Campbell M.D., who survives her.  She left behind two grandchildren, Aulbri L. Smith and Adam M. Smith, a brother-in-law, John McDaniel and her dearest friend, Kay Coder. She is also survived by a niece, nephew and cousin as well as others in her extended family.

Ardie was a caring, sensitive self-made woman who was well loved by her husband, family, and friends.  Her cooking skills were exceptional and she particularly enjoyed cooking great meals for her husband and family.  She took great pleasure in the simple things and never took life for granted.  She was very organized and joked about having a “computer chip” in her head.

Her organizational skills came in handy in raising her two children and her places of employment.  She was a sales representative for Scott’s and Macola.  She also worked at Tom Busch’s Insurance Agency.  Her most demanding job was at Fulfillment where she coordinated the distribution of tokens, passes, etc. for the New York City Transit System.  Her last job was as office manager at Campbell Counseling Services.   Her skill at working with insurances will be sorely missed.  Her rapport with her husband’s clients was exceptional.  He often joked that she should have been a therapist and perhaps missed her calling.

A memorial service will be arranged later.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Ardie’s family and memories and condolences may be expressed at

  • Thoughts and condolences to the entire family of Ardie Campbell. We were so sorry to hear of her passing. She will be sorely missed by everyone that knew her.

  • Bob, Mike, Michelle and Robert and families, I am so sorry to hear of Ardie’s passing.
    We have been notifying our Scott retirees who worked with Ardie over the years.
    She will also be missed by her Richwood High School classmates. I have known
    Ardie’s family a long time as my father did carpenter work for her father, Ralph. Her mother was my second grade teacher. Ardie and I carpooled to work for several years.
    Many fond memories together and sadly missed.

  • To Bob, Mike, Michelle, Uncle Robert, and all of Aunt Ardythe’s many grandchildren, and step-grandchildren, and all that loved her, hugs for you all during this very sad and unexpected passing of my dear Aunt Ardythe. I love you Aunt Ardythe, and will always have warm memories to cherish. You had so many talents, a wonderful cook, expert gardener, an outstanding seamstress, an upholsterer, and one of the hardest working women I knew! But most of all you were always positive and full of encouragement for all that knew you. You were as kind as they come, and your smile and laugh were infectious! May you rest in peace as a beautiful angel up in heaven with your parents and my mom, your sister. Love to you all, Lisa McDaniel Hoppe, and Bob Hoppe

  • So sorry to hear about Ardythe my husband Jerry Sloop went to school with her and I bowled with her. She was a lovely lady and prayers to your family.

  • Our condolences to Bob, Mike and Michelle. Our prayers are with you.

    Ardythe was a dear friend and supporter for so many years.

    Jim and Caroline Gill