Went to be with her Lord Friday morning March 23, 2018. Mary Lou was born on September 21, 1934 in Kalamazoo, Michigan a daughter of Lewis Alfred and Agnes Gertrude (Van Giesen) Campbell. Her name was very important to her, Mary or Mary L. was not acceptable. Due to her father's job changes, the family frequently moved from place to place during Mary Lou's growing up years. Mary Lou's family includes three daughters, Janice Louise Chipman of Woodbridge, VA, Catherine Anne Miller-Loux (Allan Loux) of Kalamazoo, MI, and Kristine Elaine Miller (Douglas Dixon) of Cantonsville, MD. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Jennifer Marie Chipman, Patricia Lynn (Chipman) Gregory, Benjamin Lewis Chipman, Austin Cory Dixon, Alicia Aiyanna Dixon; two great-grandchildren, Cathleen Elizabeth and Connor Erik Gregory; three nephews, Michael Alfred (Kristine), Mark Allen (Karen), and Dale Andrew (Donna) Campbell; great-nephews include Timothy (Amanda), Benjamin, Case; a great-niece, Ruby Campbell; great-great-nephew, Flynn Campbell; cousins, Richard Neil (Marilene) Alger, Robert (Joyce) Van Giesen, Marilyn Van Giesen-James, Austin (Reathal) Waldron, Phyllis (Leslie) Stedman; and a number of great-cousins including Rikki Alger. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Robert Lewis and William Alfred (Virginia) Campbell; her beloved Aunt and "second Mother" Julia Mary Alger; three cousins, Ronald Lee Alger, James Van Giesen, Wayne Waldron; and great-cousin, Tracy Alger; two husbands, John Phillip Miller and Harold J. Chipman. Mary Lou attended Otsego and graduated from Schoolcraft High School. She was also a graduate of Nazareth College Division of Nursing and Western Michigan University. She was employed at Borgess Hospital and Borgess School of Nursing for nineteen years. She enjoyed being the camp nurse (Louie) at Camp Merrie Woode for six summers. She was employed at Kalamazoo Regional Psychiatric Hospital for 24 years, much of that time as Education and Training Director. Mary Lou was a long time member of the Methodist Church - Portage First United where she taught Sunday School and belonged to the Susannah Wesley Circle, and in later years Milwood United Methodist Church. She liked to shop, travel, work in her yard/gardens, garage sale, crochet, embroider, latch hook, and especially to read and spend time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mary Lou will be remembered as an awesome loving mother. A well-organized person who was concerned and cared about others, especially her "furry children" most recently Mollie, Josh, and Hannah. Services will be held 11 o'clock Saturday, March 31st at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Portage Chapel, 411 E. Centre Ave. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8pm Friday at the chapel. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the The Glowing Embers Girl Scout Council of Kalamazoo. Please visit Mary Lou's personalized webpage for directions, online guestbook, or to leave a condolence. www.langelands.com.