Eva Ahland

{October 15, 1929 - July 13, 2014}

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.

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  1. Jim and Kathy,
    So sorry about her passing. May the Lord bless and comfort you during this time. She was a blessing to know.

    Comment by Jeanette Jones on July 16, 2014 at 3:44 am
  2. Jim and family: I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Comment by Peggy Scott on July 16, 2014 at 5:35 pm
  3. Jim and Kathy,
    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. It is never easy to loose a loved one, but remember, she is now in a place of peace and warmth in the loving arms of Jesus and one day you will get to see her again. May God Bless you all during this difficult time.

    Comment by Jan Redmond on July 17, 2014 at 1:21 am
  4. To Eva’s Family,

    She was indeed a prayer warrior for so many of us over the years. We were blessed to have known her. Always the Lady with kind, understanding words and actions. God has a way of putting special people in our lives…We will miss her.

    Thank you all for sharing her with us over the years.

    In Christian Love,

    David, Lee, Tara, Trent Shultz and Family

    Comment by David and Lee Shultz on July 18, 2014 at 2:43 am
  5. Kathy and Jim and all the family, Sorry for your loss,
    Eva touched my heart, The many Conversations we had.
    Eva the name of my Grandmother, Mae my daughters Middle name. Yes, Even spelled the same way. I remember telling her this as she smiled with her lipstick shining.

    Until we meet again one day!
    We have a great Angel looking down on us.

    Thoughts and prayers for the whole family May the lord comfort and ease the sorrow.

    Comment by TINA on July 18, 2014 at 11:16 am

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