The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Obituary Archives

October 1, 2013

Jane A. Lewis

MADISON — Dorcus Anna Jane (Campbell) Lewis, age 95, of Madison, Ohio, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at the Lantern of Madison in Madison.

She was born in 1918 in Painesville, Ohio, and has also lived in Wisconsin, New York City and for many years near Libby, Mont., but with her sister in Madison, since 2001.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Carl Campbell and Jenny Josephine (Bogard) Campbell; and her husband, Ed “Buck or Montana Kid” L. Lewis in 1987, whom she married in 1943. She was also preceded by seven sisters, Opal (Alex) Karolyi, Ursula (James ) Elliott, Esther (Harry) Lockwood, Lorene (James) Aker, Alice (Paul Robinson) (Joseph) Miller, Evelyn (Stanley) Maier and Betty (Harley) Herriwig; and by four brothers, Forrest (Helen) Campbell, Donald (Valerie) Campbell, George (June) (Ina) Campbell and Robert (Joan) Campbell.

Jane is survived by almost fifty nieces and nephews, their children and grandchildren as well.

Jane was a professional entertainer, singing with her sisters (known as the “Campbell Sisters” and as the “Stagebrush Sweethearts”) on radio, TV, and performing on stage at State Fairs, Sportsman Shows and Madison Square Garden in New York, as well as performing for the World War II Troops at various USO Camps.

She met her husband, Ed, who became their Manager and her husband just before the war. Ed had trained his horse “Coley Bay”, as well as other horses in Hollywood like Flicka and Thunderhead of 50’s TV and movies. Jane, her sister Lorene, and Ed combined their acts for the next 20+ years, performing thoughout the U.S. and Canada. They moved back to Montana in the 60’s, building and operating the “MK Ranch Steakhouse” located on the “Al-Cari” highway outside Libby and specializing in Bison meat they raised. The Steakhouse is still operating and displays many of Jane and Ed’s western costumes, as well as mounted Elk, Buffalo, Mountain Dahl Sheep and Goats from Ed’s hunting trips up into the Cabinet Mountains, and photographs from magazines in which they were featured.

Text Only
Obituary Archives
  • James R. Mischka James R. Mischka

    James “Jimmy” R. Mischka, age 52, passed away unexpectedly at Lake Point Nursing Home on Thursday, July 24, 2014.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lloyd D. Jordan Sr Lloyd D. Jordan Sr.

    Lloyd D. Jordan Sr., age 77, of Austinburg, Ohio, died Monday, July 28, 2014, in Geneva, Ohio.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Louis Frigic Louis Frigic

    Louis Frigic, age 87, of Conneaut, Ohio, passed away Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at Lake Pointe Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Molly Grippi Molly Grippi

    Molly Grippi, age 87, of Ashtabula, Ohio, died at the Ashtabula County Medical Center on Tuesday afternoon, July 29, 2014.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • BARTON T. HIPPS

    Barton Theadore Hipps, 77, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the Ashtabula County Medical Center.

    July 30, 2014

  • R. A. RALPH HUMALAINEN

    Robert A. “Ralph” Humalainen, 91, of Conneaut, Ohio, died at home Wednesday morning, July 30, 2014.

    July 30, 2014

  • TREADEEN K. PAVLIC

    Treadeen Kay Pavlic, 62, died on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

    July 30, 2014

  • DORIS I. KOUBA

    Doris I. Kouba (née: Dickson), 95, of Chardon, Ohio, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at Heather Hill in Munson Township.

    July 30, 2014

  • MOLLY GRIPPI

     Molly Grippi, 87, of Ashtabula, Ohio, died at the Ashtabula County Medical Center on Tuesday afternoon, July 29, 2014.

    July 29, 2014

  • KATHLEEN A. WELHOUSE

    Kathleen  “Katey” A.  Welhouse, 30, died on Friday, July 25, 2014.

    July 29, 2014

  • Janet R. Cullum Janet R. Cullum

    Janet Ray Cullum, age 71, died on Sunday, July 27, 2014, after a short illness at University Hospitals Cleveland.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • LLOYD D. JORDAN SR.

    Lloyd D. Jordan Sr., 77, of Austinburg, Ohio, died Monday, July 28, 2014, in Geneva, Ohio.

    July 29, 2014

  • TREADEEN K. PAVLIC

    Treadeen Kay Pavlic, 62, died on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at her home.

    July 29, 2014

  • LOUIS FRIGIC

    Louis Frigic, 87, of Conneaut, Ohio, died early Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at Lake Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

    July 29, 2014

  • GERALD L. MIORANZA

    Gerald L. Mioranza, 80, of Red Oak Lane, Geneva, Ohio, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at his home.

    July 29, 2014

  • ROBERT A. RAYL

    Robert “Bob” A. Rayl, 68, died on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at home in Hambden Township, Ohio.

    July 29, 2014

  • LYNN M. BUSCH

    Lynn M. Busch, 76, of Madison, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

    July 29, 2014

  • Margaret A. Inman Margaret A. Inman

    Margaret Ann Inman, age 79, of Garrettsville, Ohio, passed away at Trumbull Memorial Hospital on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • George C. Vanaskey George C. Vanaskey

    George C. Vanaskey, age 72, of Conneaut, Ohio, died at his home Saturday evening, July 26, 2014, following a six-month illness.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Billy C. Hayes Billy C. Hayes

    Billy C. Hayes, age 71, of Norco Road, Carrollton, Ohio, died Sunday morning, July 27, 2014, in Aultman Hospital Compassionate Care Center at Canton.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide