TAHLEQUAH, Ok -- Funeral services for Earlene Sue Campbell-Williams , (Seq. Student 1970s), were held Friday, Nov. 21, in the Reed-Culver Chapel with Pastor Sean Ross officiating. Interment followed at Moody Cemetery.
Earlene Sue Williams was born on Oct. 13, 1953, in Tahlequah, the daughter of Robert Dean “Bobby” and Lizzie (Buzzard) Campbell. She grew up in the Tahlequah area and attended Sequoyah High School .
As a youth, Earlene had been ill with polio for an extended period of time. She was always determined that her illness shouldn’t define her successes. She volunteered tirelessly for the probation/parole board. When she had free time, she loved to spend time out of doors fishing, camping or cookouts. She was extremely caring and kind, and it was always an open door at Earlene’s house. She spent her evenings in the company of her two cats, watching a little TV and hopefully a SciFi movie. She loved to study about the Cherokee tribe, its people, and their culture and rich traditions, reading for hours on their history. She adored her family and kept in touch as much as possible.
She passed from this life on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at her home in Tahlequah. She was 61 years old. She will be greatly missed by her many family, friends, and loved ones.
She is preceded in death by her mother; her father; one sister, Aileen Sue Mitchell; and her beloved grandmother, Maggie Dirteater.
Those left to cherish her memory include her four beloved children, Jessica Carlson of Fredonia, Kansas, Matthew Williams of Hodgens, Christopher Williams and wife Roxann of Cherryvale, Kansas, and Andy Williams of Lexington.
She also leaves four brothers and one sister, Louis Campbell of Tulsa, Robert Dan Campbell and wife Teresa of Sedan, Kansas, Tom Campbell and wife Susan of Winfield, Kansas, William Campbell of Winfield, and Janice Sorrell and husband Jeff of Ark City, Kansas.
Her legacy lives on in her three grandchildren, Sierra Carlson of Fredonia, Kansas, Tayah Williams of Cherryvale, Kansas, and Tayten Williams of Cherryvale; her special nieces, Allie Travis of Muskogee; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones.