Eva Mae (Hobbs) Ahland, 84, of Memphis, died July 13, 2014, at Scotland County Hospital.
She was born October 15, 1929, in Elgin, Illinois, the daughter of Edwin O. and Dorothy M. Hobbs.
Eva Mae Hobbs married James Lee Campbell, Sr. in 1947, and to this union two children were born. James Lee Campbell, Jr., beloved son, came to their family in August of 1949. Two years later, LaMayra Lynn Campbell, most beloved daughter, entered the lives of, and stole the hearts of, the Campbell family.
Eva moved to Scotland County, to be with her children, in 1981, where she met, fell in love with and married, Walter (Butch) Ahland. She worked at Shelter Insurance, in Memphis, as well as working as a cook in the Gorin R-III School District.
She spent the last two years of her life at the Scotland County Care Center, where she made a number of good friends. She was quite the socialite at the dinner table, until ill health confined her to her room.
Eva shared her spiritual gifts with everyone she came in contact with. Making friends, sharing Jesus, and nurturing her grandchildren, were the joys of her life. One of her greatest gifts was lifting up people’s troubles to God. She was a “Prayer Warrior,” and interceded for those with needs. Her life was always centered around serving her God, her family, and her community.
During her early years, Eva, along with her husband, James, served a number of United Methodist churches in the central and western Missouri areas. Ministry remained paramount to her life during her entire earthly sojourn. She never lost faith – She never waivered in her ministry to others – and she always, always, always expected a Miracle.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Gerth Funeral Chapel with Jim Campbell and Jim Brown officiating. Burial was in the Memphis Cemetery.