Jane Gormican Campbell

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Jane Gormican Campbell, 61, of 71 Starmount Drive, Asheville, died Monday, August 21, 2000, at her home.

A native of Roanoke, VA, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Edith Gormican. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Kunz and Anne Gormican. She was a graduate of Jefferson High School in Roanoke and received her RN Degree from the Roanoke Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.

She retired from the Restorative Care Unit after fifteen years of service with St. Joseph Hospital in Asheville. She also volunteered with Mountain Area Hospice, the Literacy Program of the Buncombe Baptist Association, and with Loving Food Resources.

She was an active member for 36 years of St. Joan of Arc Parish where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and where she served on various church boards and commissions. She was a charter member and former chairperson of the SJA Caring Hearts AIDS Ministry.

She is survived by her husband, David F. (Sonny) Campbell; two daughters, Kimberley DeSimone and her husband Douglas of Charlotte and Kelly Jane Campbell of Brussels, Belgium; two sons, Timothy F. Campbell and his wife Sandra of Old Fort and Patrick A. Campbell of Horseshoe; one sister, Mary Nofsinger of Pawleys Island, SC; and grandchildren, David Thomas Campbell, Nicholas John DeSimone, Christian Joseph DeSimone, Felicia Schuler, Crystal McHone, Amanda Johnson and Jessie Johnson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am Thursday at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church by the Rev. Father John M. Pagel. Burial will be at Green Hills Cemetery.

A Rosary will be recited at 6:00 pm Wednesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home after which her family will receive friends until 8:30 pm.

Memorials may be made to St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 919 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

To register on-line please go to “Funerals Scheduled” at www.grocefuneralhome.com.

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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Kelly Jane, and your entire family.
    I only met her once and I’ll never forget her warmth and friendship.

  2. I worked with Jane for two years on Restorative care. She was funny, witty, and most of all, very caring. We had some good laughs, and shared some of our frustrations etc. She will be deeply missed but never forgotten. My deepest sympathy to her entire family. Sincerely, Carol Ray

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Jane was a very special person. I worked with her at St. Joe’s, and helped care for her during her last admissions there.With sincere sympathy and love,
    –Grace Morris

  4. Dear Dave, Tim,Kim,Pat, and Kelly,
    and all the family,
    I’m so very sorry. Your Mom was a good friend.
    I will miss her, too.
    We’ll keep her and all of you in our prayers.
    Joan and Gene and all our family

  5. Jane will be greatly missed by us all. Will never forget her kindness to me in helping me take care of my mom. I think it’s a ‘nurse-thing!’ I will be forever grateful.

  6. Jane and I were good friends since we were children, she will be sadly missed. My deepest sympathy to Sonny and her children.

  7. Sonny,
    So sorry to hear of Jane’s death. I have very fond memories of our many good times together. Remember when Glenn and I use to double date with you and Jane?
    Those were the days! Take care.
    Peggy Parr

  8. Jane was a veryspecial person Our Lord gave her a very heavy cross to bear,Jane always carried the cross with a smile – she was always willing to help wherever she was needed and her faith in God was always present. Our love and prayers are with you Dave & family – we will miss Jane but will remember all the good times Golf, etc etc. Love, D.J. & Doreen

  9. Mamma and I are with the family in spirit. We will attend a Memorial Mass at St.Vincent chapel with all our friends here at 7:30 a.m. CDT on Thursday.

  10. Dear Dave, Tim, Kim, Kelly and Patrick,

    I am very sorry for your loss. I will always
    remember and treasure the good times had at
    your parents’ home while growing up. I will be
    thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers.

    With warm regards,

    Mary Johnson Lee

  11. My family will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. We know that Mrs. Campbell is in a better place. May God Bless, Ramona

  12. Dear Kelly and family,
    My thoughts are with you Kelly and your family at this time. You are a very special person Kelly so I know your mom must have been someone very special indeed. See you soon in Brussels. Lots of love and hugs, your friend Caroline.

  13. Dear Dad, Kelly, Sis, Tim and Pat,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you here in Belgium. I am glad that I had the chance to spend time with my NC mama in the summer. She invited me for a christmas that otherwise I would have spent alone, I will always cherish the love she gave me as her adopted daughter. Thank you all for letting me be a part of your loving caring family. Dear kelly, I wish I could be with you and your family now but my thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Lots of love, kisses and hugs, Vikki.

  14. Dear Kelly and Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. While I only
    met your Momma briefly, I recognized that she
    valued her faith and was devoted to the Blessed
    Mother. May her faith and devotion
    guide you all through these days.

  15. Dear Kelly,
    Our thoughts, prayers and deepesst sympthies are with you. I know from experience that it is not easy to lose someone so special. I am sure that you do not regret the time you spent with your mother last year and I am sure you were a source of joy for her.

  16. Sonny,
    My love and prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss. We all loved Jane so much with her bright smile and wonderful wit.

    The sisters here share your grief.
    Please come to be with us when you can.
    Love and prayers,

  17. Dearest family,

    So sad to hear that Jane no longer is with you, so much pain and sadness and such a long time of suffering for all of you before she died.
    Kelly, you couldn’t be with your mum at the end, but we are sure that your time spent with her during the summer holidays meant a great deal to her and you and your family,
    take care all of you and thinking of you in these difficult times of grief,
    Love from all of us xxx

  18. Dear Dave and family,

    Jane was my very precious friend. She was my mentor and role model for Christian living. I thank God for the wonderful experiences we shared and for her friendship. She will be a part of me forever. The service today was lovely, a beautiful day for a beautiful lady. Butch sends his love.

    May God hold you and comfort you in the difficult days ahead.

    Our love and prayers,

    Butch and Michele

  19. Dear Sonny,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I thank God for the life and love of Jane and for all the loving care you have given her.
    Sister Libby

  20. Our deepest condolences to the Campbell family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Michelle and Augusto Gonzalez

    ME, her beautiful smile and her love of
    Catherine Cookson books we
    Love to all of her family.

    Joan & Jack Stultz

  22. Dear Sonny, My love and prayers are with you and all the family. Jane is now resting in God’s Eternal Life.Love, Joan

  23. Dear Sonny – I remember you with a lot of fondness and friendship. While I left Roanoke for VPI in 1956, and for the Army in 1957, I always remembered your graciousness as a star athlete for Roanoke Catholic High School. I wish Heidi and I had had an opportunity to meet Jane. Sarah Louise Clendenen sent us Jane’s obituary. God bless and comfort you and your children. Heidi and John Wagner (Class of ’56)

  24. Dear Uncle Sonny Tim, Kim,Pat & Kelly,

    I was much saddened to hear about Aunt Jane’s death, but know that she is in a better place and feeling much back to her old self. I pray for all of you at this time and hope that you are finding peace in your faith. My mom said the funeral was very beautiful and moving.

  25. Dear Friends,

    What a truly blessed family you are to have had such a loving woman of God in your midst. Kindness …true kindness is what typified Jane to me and to so many who came into contact with her. I admired her wit and wisdom, her faithful carrying out of the ministry of Jesus in loving, comforting, feeding, visiting. So many people were touched by her sweet spirit. I am grateful for the time I spent with her and for her beautiful example. My prayers have been and are with all of you. What a loss to your family and to the church community. However, her memory cannot cross any of our minds without evoking a desire to emulate that loving way she had of passing on God’s comfort by using her gifts and talents…her own hands, her feet, her voice, tears, all sanctified by using them for Christ, and in His honor. I loved her and will never forget her ‘Legacy of LOVE.’ Jane Campbell was a special person…one in a million! May God bless your hearts with His peace, love, hope and joy. I send love to each, especially to you, Dave. We will always remember you and Jane taking Jamie and a group of youth to KY one year. She was right at home with your family, though she had never been anywhere with any other family in her life. You and Jane have every reason to rejoice in the positive touches you have places upon people’s lives. The youth, especially, need it so much. Again, God bless you all.

    Yours in Christ,

    Barbara Vaughan

    Yours in Christ,

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