Mr. and Mrs. Campbell celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, with a dinner in their honor, sponsored by their four children and their spouses.
Mary Phillis Young and Kendall E. Campbell were married Monday, Sept. 21, 1942, at the home of Mary’s parents, northwest of Hunter.
Kendall served with the U.S. Army 45th Division during WWII. Following his discharge in 1944, he worked as a bookkeeper at the Garfield County Courthouse in Enid.
In 1947, Kendall and Phillis moved to a farm northwest of Hunter, where Kendall farmed throughout his entire life. In 1955, Kendall was appointed U.S. Postmaster at the Hunter Post Office, and served in that position until his retirement in 1979.
Phillis graduated from Enid Business College. She worked as a homemaker, and volunteered for many organizations throughout her years in Hunter, including stints at St. Mary’s Hospital, the Garfield County Fair, Country Club Homemakers, United Methodist Women, and the White Cemetery Board.
The couple lived near Hunter on their farm from 1947-1961, then build a home in Hunter where they resided from 1961-2004.
In 2004, they moved to The Commons in Enid, and they continue to live there.
They have been active members of the Hunter Methodist Church and the Enid First Methodist Church.
Kendall and Phillis enjoyed traveling after retirement, and spending time in Minnesota. Family gatherings have always been the most important time for Kendall and Phillis, who host Christmas for 40 family members each year.
Their children are Jerry and Carolyn Campbell, Lenexa, Kan.; Ann and Jerry Pope, Woodward; Sue and Don Buhler, Pratt, Kan.; and Cindy and Gayland Irwin, Borger, Texas.
They have nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchilden.
What an accomplishment!