M. Lorraine Campbell

August 13, 1936 ‒ March 09, 2017

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE:  Just like her famous brown bread, there was nothing artificial about Lorraine Campbell. Her strong faith in the Lord Jesus was as pure as the organic Montana wheat she ground herself and raw honey that went into her loaves. And the love she had for her family was as wholesome as the flax seed and dough enhancer that made her bread light – replacing yeast.

“The Bread Lady” is at rest, as Lorraine passed into the Lord’s presence Thursday afternoon, March 9, 2017 from her rural Bellville home. She was 80.

Born August 13, 1936 in Mansfield to Willard B. and Anna Belle (Hoverstick) Prosser, she was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in1954. She worked as a receiving agent with the former King’s Department Store, then worked nearly 20 years in the production department of General Industries.

Lorraine baked her “Best Brown Bread” for nine years to sell at the farmer’s market on Bellville’s town square. It was a natural extension of her love of baking. Her elderberry and grape pies were extraordinary – well, all of her pies were extraordinary.

A member of Impact Worship Center, she loved the Lord, and wanted everyone she came into contact with to know about Jesus.

She also invested her heart in her family that includes her children Sharon (Mike) Garrett of Coshocton, Susan (Dave) Thompson of Butler, Gary (Melanie) Campbell of Mansfield and Daniel (Cheryl) Campbell of Brooksville, FL; grandchildren Heather (Jeff) Caisse of Lexington, Holly (Jason) Skelly of West Salem, Eric (Teasha) Sargent of Mansfield, Bradley (Angela Howard) Sargent of Circleville, Corey Campbell of Columbus, Cody Campbell of Toledo, Eryn Campbell, Austin Campbell, Mitch Miller and Mariah Miller all of Mansfield, Olivia (Anthony) Beeler and Molly Campbell both in Florida; great grandchildren Jacob, Kierstin, Chloe, Lillianlove and Archer; and a sister Laura Mae Shields of Mansfield.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years Gerald LaVern Campbell in October 2003; and sisters Charlotte Ann Stewart, Francie Jacobs and Jeanie Hagedorn.

The Campbell family will receive friends Monday, March 13, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where her funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. Pastor Mike Sweeney will officiate. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.

Contributions in her memory to OhioHealth Hospice may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve Lorriane’s family. Send them a message of support – or watch her tribute video – online at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com


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  • Sorry for your loss my heart goes out to each one of you .You’ll find peace she’s resting in our sweet saviors arms ,she’s home at last.

  • My sympathy to all Lorraine’s children and grandchildren. I remember her well when she and Gerald and family lived next door to Aunt Helen and Uncle Vern. Her humor and work ethic always impressed me. She sent me a lovely letter after my husband’s passing which so blessed me. I know she’ll be missed by all of you.

  • Lorraine touched so many with her kind and loving heart. The Pugh family loved her and appreciate the care and kindness she gave my father until his passing.

  • Sharon, Susan, Gary, Dan and families. You have my deepest sympathy. What a beautiful obituary and tribute to your wonderful Mother. So happy to have shared a great friendship with Lorraine. Her faith and love for God and her family was amazing. Sharon and Susan you did an amazing job taking care of your Mother 24/7. I sure will miss Lorraine. We had some good belly laughs and I will miss her cute little chuckle. Love you and it is only goodbye for a while.

  • So sorry for your loss! The wonderful obituary was a beautiful way to honor your mother and her love for Jesus and baking. I feel honored to have met and known Lorraine for several years as we participated together in the Bellville Farmers’ Market and served together on the market committee for 3 years. I have yet to taste a delicious loaf of bread as amazing as hers!!!

  • Sharon, Susan, Gary & Danny. I have wonderful memories of Lorraine. She truly was a Godly woman with a sweet spirit.
    I know you will all miss her but you have that blessed assurance that she is with our Heavenly Father and you’ll see her again.
    Hugs to all of you.

  • The Griffeth family want to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family for you loss. Your mother was a beautiful women and her faith was strong in the Lord. You are all in our prayers.