Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review 16 August 1966 p 8:2
James R. Campbell, 50, of 1016 Orchard Drive, Covington became Warren County's second fatality of the year when he died Monday at 10:10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Hospital in Danville, Ill., of injuries received Aug. 10 in a traffic collision 1 1/2 miles north of Attica on U.S. 41. Campbell was taken to the hospital with what originally was thought to be broken ribs. An autopsy showed he died of a bruised adrenalin gland, possibly caused by a seat belt, state police said. Campbell was driving north on U.S. 41 and his panel truck was struck almost head-on by a car driven by Mrs. Florence Shoulders of Calumet City, Ill. After the Shoulders car struck Campbell's truck, it spun and sideswiped another panel truck, driven by Donald E. Scheurich, 33, of Attica, who was following Campbell. Mrs. Shoulders was taken to Community Hospital with an injured ankle. Joseph Zimmer, of Muskegon Heights, Mich., and Jess Shoulders, 11, were passengers in the car and were also taken to Community Hospital. Mrs. Shoulders and her son were treated and released, but Zimmer wasn't released until Monday. He suffered from lacerations of the face. Campbell was born Sept. 27, 1915 in Veedersburg, the son of Charles C. and Naomi Reed Campbell. He was a 1936 graduate of Veedersburg High School and a Purple Heart veteran of WWII, having served in the European theater. He was married Jan. 19, 1941 to E. Maxine Duling who survives. He was a member of the Veedersburg Christian Church, the Fulton-Banta Post 291, American Legion of Covington and the Fountain County Old Guard Post 2395, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and served as a past commander of this post. He served eight years on the Covington City Council and one year as a member of the Covington School Board. Campbell was a life-time resident of Fountain County and a resident of Covington since 1945. He was employed at Indiana Bell Telephone since 1948 and was working as a switch man in the Attica office. Surviving in addition to his wife are three children, Charles Richard of Milwaukee, Wis., Karen and Jane at home; three brothers, Merrit of Lapel, Cedric of Anderson, and Max of Long Beach, Calif.; three nieces and two nephews. The body is at the Bodine and Shelby Funeral Home in Covington where friends may call Wednesday afternoon and evening. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 18, at the funeral home. The Rev. Glenn Ray, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Covington, will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Covington. Military rites will be conducted at the grave side.
James Richard Campbell, 50, of 1016 Orchard Drive, Covington, died at 10:10 a.m. Monday (Aug. 15, 1966) at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He was hospitalized as a result of injuries suffered in an auto accident Aug. 10. Coroner Ralph Sargent plans an inquest. Mr. Campbell was born Sept. 27, 1915, in Veedersburg, the son of Charles and Naomi Reed Campbell. He married Maxine Duling, Jan. 19, 1941. He was a life resident of Fountain County and a resident of Covington since 1945. He was a 1936 graduate of Veedersburgh High and served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a sergeant. He received the Purple Heart. He had been employed by Indiana Bell Telephone since 1948 and was presently a switchman at the Attica plant. He was a member of the Fulton-Banta Post 291 of the American Legion of Covington and also a member and former commander of the Fountain County Old Guard Post 2395 of the VFW. Mr. Campbell was also a member of the Veedersburg Christian Church and served as Covington city councilman for eight years. He was a member of the Covington school board for a year. Survivors include his widow, two sons, Charles of Milwaukee, Wis., and James at home; a daughter, Karen at home; three brothers, Merrit of Lapell, Cedric of Anderson and Max of Long Beach, Calif. Mr. Campbell was preceded in death by his parents and a brother. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Bodine-Shelby Funeral Home in Covington, with the Rev. Glenn Ray officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Military services will be at graveside by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. The body is at the funeral home and friends may call after noon Wednesday.
Covington - James Richard Campbell, 50, of 1016 Orchard Dr., died at 10:10 a.m. Monday in St. Elizabeth Hospital at Danville, Ill., of injuries received Aug. 10 in a traffic crash involving an auto and two panel trucks 1 1/2 miles north of Attica on U.S. 41. Mr. Campbell was a native of Veedersburg, born Sept. 27, 1915 to Charles C. and Naomi Reed Campbell. He was a 1936 graduate of Veedersburg High School and was a Purple Heart veteran of World War II, serving in the Army in the European Theater. He was a member of the Veedersburg Christian Church, Fulton-Banta Post 291 of the American Legion at Covington and Fountain County Old Guard Post 2395, Veterans of Foreign Wars, at Covington. Mr. Campbell was a past commander of the VFW post here. He served eight years on the Covington city council and a year as a member of the board of school trustees. An employe of Indiana Bell Telephone Co. since 1948, he was a switchman at the Attica plant of that company. Mr. Campbell was married Jan. 19, 1941 to Maxine Duling, who survives. There are three children, Charles Richard Campbell of Milwaukee and Karen and James Campbell, at home; three brothers, Merrit of Lapel, Ind., Cedric of Anderson and Max of Long Beach, Calif., and three nieces and a nephew. The parents and a brother preceded him in death. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday at Bodine and Shelby Funeral Home, where friends may call Wednesday afternoon and evening. Rev. Glenn Ray will officiate, with interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery. The VFW and Legion will conduct graveside military rites.
A coroner's jury yesterday said James R. Campbell, 50, of Covington died in a traffic crash as a result of reckless homicide due to the negligence of a Calumet City, Ill. woman. Campbell was injured in a truck-car collision on U.S. 41 north of Attica, Ind., on Aug. 10. He died Aug. 15 in St. Elizabeth's here, thus it became a case for Coroner Ralph Sargent. Sargent conducted the inquest yesterday at the courthouse. Sargent said he is turning over the inquest records and the jury's decision to the prosecuting attorney of Warren County at Williamsport. The jury further said that the speed limit in the area where the accident occurred should be reduced. Donald Scheurich of Attica and State Trooper Lloyd Jennings of Covington testified. Sargent said Mrs. Florence Shoulders of Calumet City was subpoenaed but did not show up. Scheurich and Campbell both were driving Indiana Bell trucks north on Route 41 and 1 1/2 miles north of Attica, Scheurich testified. Scheurich was following Campbell and both were driving approximately 35 miles an hour, he said. It had been raining and the highway was slick, he said. Scheurich said he saw the car driven by Mrs. Shoulders approaching from the opposite direction. The car veered into the northbound lanes and struck the Campbell truck, then crashed into Scheurich's truck, he testified. Trooper Jennings said point of impact was 3 1/2 feet into the northbound lane. He also said Campbell apparently had tried to avoid the accident by driving onto the shoulder of the highway. However there is little room there, he said. Jennings said the accident occurred at 8:24 a.m. that day on a curve and on a hill. He said he issued a ticket to Mrs. Shoulders, charging her with driving left of the center line. She pleaded guilty and was fined, he testified. – thanks so much to Ginny A for all her great obit work 😊