Ellyn Campbell, 66, passed away at her home on June 17, 2017 at 12:35 AM.
Ellyn was born on July 10. 1950 in Springfield, IL; Daughter of John and Phyllis (Anderson) Campbell.
Ellyn is survived by one brother: Kevin (Paula) Campbell of Decatur, IL., one niece, Julie (Michael) Clark, and one nephew Joseph Campbell, both of Decatur, and four great-nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one infant brother: John Spencer Campbell.
Ellyn developed Cerebral palsy at birth and faced many challenges in her life. At age 10, Ellyn became a resident of Lincoln Developmental Center (LDA) until 2002. After spending a year in a group home in Tinley Park, IL, Ellyn returned to central Illinois to a CTF group home in Atlanta, and then finally in Lincoln. Ellyn loved to attend summer camp each year, and loved fishing, boating and making crafts. Ellyn loved Jesus and was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Lincoln.
The family would like to thank Linda Shafer for faithfully taking Ellyn to church for many years. Special thanks go to Ellyn’s extended family at CTF that took such excellent care of her: Brandy Smith, Sarah, Jessica, Amanda, Stellakay, Steven, Chelsee, Cara, Bradly, Skylir and Shay.
Services for Ellyn will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday June 24, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Rev. Mark Peters officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service (10:00-11:00 a.m.) Burial at Oak Ridge cemetery will follow the service. Memorials may be made to United Cerebral Palsy, and Faith Lutheran Church.