The 95th birthday celebration for E. Verne Campbell, Jr. was held in Storm Lake, Iowa on December 17, 2012. Mary Ruth and Verne Campbell (seated) are flanked by their children John Bennett Campbell, Jean (Campbell) Kender, Mary Sue (Campbell) Heikes, and Paul Vern Campbell. Verne died May 11, 2014 at age 96, the last survivor of the six children of Emlin Verne and Laura Squires Campbell. His widow, Mary Ruth (Bennett) Campbell, died April 18, 2016 at age 96, the last surviving member of that Campbell family generation.