Shirley Rose (Campbell) Amthor, 91, of Brownwood formerly of San Saba, went to be with the Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 20, 2019.

A visitation for Shirley will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 23 at Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 24 at First United Methodist Church of San Saba with George Amthor, III officiating with a visitation held prior to services from 1-2 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow at San Saba Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

Shirley Rose was born on June 15, 1928, to Roland Sr. and Grace (Isenberger) Campbell in Mound City, Illinois.

Through the course of life, Shirley Rose accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience, which she loved sharing with others. A genuine source of inspiration, she was an amazing wife, mother, expert grandmother “Ninnie,” sister, and devoted friend. The eternal entrepreneur, Shirley was an accomplished seamstress, restaurateur, small business owner, rancher, and commercial baker with state award-winning published recipes. A renowned Texas dowser or “water witch,” Shirley traveled across the great State of Texas bringing water to hundreds of homes, ranches, municipalities and businesses. Where there is water, there is life. Shirley was full of life, never missing an opportunity for humor, kinship, or spirited conversation.

Shirley was preceded in death by her adoring husband of 50 years, William Kelly Amthor; her parents, Roland Sr. and Grace Campbell; and five siblings, Margaret Austin, Roland B. Campbell Jr., Evelyn Harned, Dorthy Murchison, and Larry Campbell.

Shirley is survived by two loving daughters, Patricia Busby and husband Jerry, and Barbara Amthor both of Brownwood; two granddaughters, Leanne Busby Holley and husband Marcus of San Saba, Michelle Busby Orton and husband Jared of Brownwood; six great-grandchildren, Lilly, King, Atlas, and Pallas Holley of San Saba, Jacob and Jesse Orton of Brownwood; and brother, Edward Campbell of San Saba. She is also by survived numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a multitude of friends.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to First United Methodist Church of San Saba (204 W Brown St. San Saba, Texas 76877) or the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences for the family are welcome at