WAPAKONETA — Jeanne Campbell was remembered Monday as a hard worker who had been farming with her husband since she was married in 1976.The 56-year-old Campbell died after being thrown from a tractor Saturday while raking hay. She hit a hole in the field, which caused her to be thrown from the tractor. While she concentrated on business courses at New Knoxville High School where she graduated in 1974, she turned to farming two years later after she got married. She left behind a job with a bank for the hard work of farming, her brother, Alan Kruse said Monday.“She was a big supporter of her family,” Kruse said.Campbell had two grown children, a son and daughter. She also had two granddaughters by one of her children, Kruse said.Campbell and her husband had a dairy and grain farm, which she worked for 35-plus years, Kruse said of his eldest sister. He has one other sister and no brothers.Kruse said his sister did anything that needed to be done on the farm no matter the task. She loved the profession.“She did a lot of physical farm work,” he said.The Auglaize County Sheriff's Office is investigating Campbell's death although all indications are it was an accident, Sheriff Al Solomon said. She was taken to Lima Memorial Health System on Sunday afternoon after someone spotted Campbell in the field in the 20000 block of U.S. Route 33 and the tractor still running without an occupant, Solomon said.Allen County Coroner Gary Beasley said a preliminary investigation showed Campbell died of internal injuries. Kruse said his sister died from injuries from being thrown and was not run over by the tractor. Solomon would not say who spotted Campbell and called for emergency help. He said authorities were notified shortly after the accident occurred.Arrangements were incomplete at Schlosser Funeral and Cremation Service. Calling hours have been scheduled from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Wapakoneta woman dies in farm accident