Paulett "Paula" Campbell

Mar 7, 2021
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A private family service will be held at Shilliam Ave Church of God in Christ


Public visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 12, 2021 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel. 


Fairview Cemetery


may be directed to Paula's daughters.


Paulett “Paula” Campbell, 53, of Waterloo, died Sunday, March 7, 2021 at MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center of natural causes.  She was born August 13, 1967 in Iowa City, the daughter of Robert and Bernice (Bradford) Campbell, Jr.  

She graduated from Charleston High School in Mississippi and attended Hawkeye Community College.  Paula worked as a CNA for many years, spent time in retail, and most recently worked as a paraeducator for Waterloo Community Schools.

She enjoyed Thomas Kinkade puzzles, Luther Vandross, model clay art, crafts, watching documentaries, movies, talking and spending time with her children, grandchildren and aunts.

Survived by: two daughters, Kashonna (Bobby) Drain-Elam of Ankeny, Nikeyta Drain of Waterloo; two grandchildren, Elijah and Bailey Elam; two brothers, Anthony Campbell of Waterloo, Maurice Campbell of Cedar Rapids; a sister, Lorean Campbell of Jackson, MS; and many nieces and nephews she loved dearly.

Preceded in death by: her parents and grandparents.

Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel is in charge of arrangements 319-233-3146.  

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  1. Lisa m Gruver | Mar 12, 2021
    My heart saddens with this news.  I miss working with Paula. She always made every day at the store enjoyable. Paula please hug my grandma Betty and thank you for being my friend
  2. Charlotte | Mar 12, 2021


    Psalm 46:1-3; God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore, will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof.  Selah. 

        To the family of Paulett “Paula” Campbell:  

    We, the Family of Gift of Life Church want to assure you that you will be in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. We know the same God who has helped you with past trials, will be ever present during this one as well.

    May you find assurance in His word, strength in His presence and comfort in His love.  We will be praying for you, and trusting that God will be your portion and help, as well as comfort your entire family.  

    Yours in Christ,

    Bishop Brian E. Hill, Sr. Pastor Judeda Hill and the Gift of Life Family

  3. PILGRIM REST BAPTIST | Mar 12, 2021

    Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church - March 12, 2021

    We, the Pastor, Officers and members extend to this family our heartfelt sympathy

    in the loss and home going of your loved one.   Please know you are all in our hearts

    and prayers.


    Rev. Lovie Caldwell, Pastor

    Sis. S. Barrett, Sec'y

  4. Dorothy Rainey | Mar 10, 2021

    My prayers and deepest sympathy to the children & family of Paulett.  I have been very saddened by the news of her passing.  Paulett and I shared many conversations & enjoyable times together.  She always amazed and inspired me with her knowledge and wisdom!  May our Heavenly Father wrap His loving arms around you, strengthen you in the days ahead.

    Paulett will truly be missed.  Thank God she's resting in the Lord's sweet peace, now.

    Love you all, 

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