Mary Helen Nance Campbell celebrates 100 birthday
April 12, 2021 – Wow what a day! Mary Helen wanted to come “home” to celebrate her 100 th Birthday. She was born to Bertha and Louie Nance on April 12, 1921, about 1 1/2 miles south of Thornton. The area Nances gathered at the home place of Mary Helen to celebrate her 100 th Birthday. The home and land have been in the Nance family since 1872 and is still owned by the family. As far as our records show, Mary Helen is the first Nance to reach 100 years old. Mary Helen graduated from Thornton High School in 1938 and then attended the University of Texas. Mary Helen loves her family and has proved it in many ways. Also, she has always been proud of her town and county. She has shown this by her donations to the Limestone Medical Center, Groesbeck, and for the building of the Community Center in Thornton. It was a blessed day to be with her and her husband, Bailey Campbell, wishing her well and many more years.