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Dorothy Campbell

Dorothy Campbell

Dorothy Mae, nee Patton, Campbell; 91, of Marissa, IL born July 17, 1921 in Marissa, IL; passed away on September 11, 2012 at Red Bud Regional Hospital in Red Bud, IL.

Ms. Campbell received her teaching degree from Southern Illinois Normal University and a Bachelors Degree from McKendree University. She started her career teaching in 2 different 1 room school houses. She taught in many schools including Lenzburg, Biddleborn, New Athens, Coulterville and Risdon. She retired from Marissa Unit District 40 after 30 years. She was a member of the Marissa Presbyterian Church; the “women of the church” group; Illinois Retired Teachers and Volksmarck at Scott Air Force Base. Dorothy also enjoyed quilting

She is preceded in death by her parents James and Mary Ruth, nee Kirkwood, Patton. Her siblings -Virginia Hogshead, Elizabeth Fulton, Rose Patton, Kenneth Patton, Robert Patton, Arlene Hagebusch, and William Patton. 1 son-in-law Salvatore Bartolotta.

She is survived by her children – Michael (Susan) Campbell of Champaign, IL; Patrick (Carol) Campbell of North Fort Myers, FL; Tim (Sara) Campbell of Prescott, AZ; Terry (Dorene) Campbell of Sherman, IL; Jack (Wanda) Campbell of Jacksonville, IL; Kathy Bartolotta of Milwaukee, WI; Bonnie (Paul) Bickel of Lenzburg, IL. 1 step daughter – Sandra (August) Epplin. 12 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren 3 step grandchildren and familes. 2 sisters – Marie Patton of Freebug, IL; Marjorie Patton of Freeburg, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Dorothy Campbell Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Visitation: Friends may call at the Marissa Presbyterian Church in Marissa, IL on Friday, September 21, 2012 from 9:00am to 11:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at the Marissa Presbyterian Church in Marissa, IL on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 11:00am.

Interment: Burial will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.

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  1. Administrator says:

    Terry, so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. It sounds like she had a very full life. Bet she had great stories about teaching in those one-room school houses. Thinking of you and your family. Lana

    Posted by: Lana Wildman Sep 13, 2012

  2. Administrator says:

    We are so sorry we can’t be with you Friday. We are taking Helen to cardiologist for a test that morning. We send our sympathy to each of you and fondly remember your mother. A sweet lady, a great teacher, and Mother Lewis good friend. In HIS love Stan and Bev

    Posted by: Stan and Bev Lewis – Marissa, IL – friend Sep 13, 2012

  3. Administrator says:

    ‘m sorry I wonl’t be able to attend Friday’s services, but I wanted you all to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this dificult time. I have many wonderful memories of your Mom, both in the classroom and out.

    Posted by: Lisa Peters Emling – DuQuoin, IL Sep 13, 2012

  4. Administrator says:


    We are sorry to hear of your mothers passing. She was an inspiration to many I am sure. We wont be able to attend her memorial but will be with you all in spirit. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time.
    We all know school teachers ROCK!.
    MK and Bob

    Posted by: Mary Kay and Bob – Oak Park, IL Sep 13, 2012

  5. Administrator says:

    I know you will all be scratching your heads to figure out who I am. My grandmother was Myrtle Hamilton and my aunt was Alberta Hamilton who lived across the street from your house on South Park Avenue in Marissa.
    I remember how welcome Mrs. Campbell always made me feel in your home and how much fun your family had. When I visited my grandmother and aunts Kathy and I would play and visit.

    Please accept my condolences. May you find comfort in the pleasant memories of good times you shared together. I pray that God will give you peace as you grieve her loss.

    Helen Hamilton Phillips
    Marshfield, MO

    Posted by: Helen Hamilton Phillips – Marshfield, MO – Long ago friend Sep 14, 2012

  6. Administrator says:

    Sometimes there are people in our lives that make such an impact that we carry them in our minds and hearts forever. Mrs. Campbell is one such person. She was my first grade teacher and I loved her. Her patience and kindness will never be forgotten.

    Posted by: Earleen Ehlers – Waterloo, IL – Student Sep 14, 2012

  7. Administrator says:

    Terry, Ali and Summer,

    We are so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know her, but I’m betting she was a great lady.

    Posted by: Eigenmann Family – Sherman, IL Sep 15, 2012

  8. Administrator says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom was a wonderful, strong woman. She taught both of my children and I had the pleasure of working with her for a couple of years.

    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    Posted by: Connie Calvert Cominsky – St. Louis, MO Sep 15, 2012

  9. Administrator says:

    Your mother and mine (Mary Fehner) were such great friends at school and afterwards when they retired. I always will remember how nice Dorothy was to me and all of my family. She was always kind and welcoming to all the various teenagers that would hang out in her yard, porch or inside when visiting Bonnie. She will always be a memory of kindness and friendship. Thank you God for our mothers’ friendship and for allowing me know her.

    Posted by: Larry Fehner – Smithville, MO – Friend Sep 17, 2012

  10. Administrator says:

    Dear cousons,
    Your mother was a very special person in our lives and the lives of our family ,and it is no surprise that she was special to many other people. We go back a long way. I remember her riding wilth us to carbondale after a visit to tilden and i remember your dad coming to pick her up in tilden during the courting days. She was a strong person and was almost always positive and upbeat. a good life well lived! bless her memory.

    Jim and shirley

    Posted by: jim and shirley hogshead – cincinnati, OH – nephew Sep 19, 2012

  11. Administrator says:

    Dear Pat & Family, So sad to hear of Dorothy’s passing. Have many fond and fun memories of working at the milk store your Mom and Dad had by the railroad tracks in Marissa.. Dorothy was always so good to me and made me feel very special. She was a wonderful person and know you all will miss her much. Memories are treasurers of our mind and your family will have so many wonderful ones to call upon. Love to all, Bonnie

    Posted by: Bonnie Ruester Manion – Las Vegas, NV Sep 20, 2012

  12. Administrator says:

    My thoughts and sympathy are with the entire Campbell family on the death of Dorothy. Dorothy is part of a generation that has given so much to me by way of history, love and family. Even though we are not able to travel to Marissa, at this time, we are thinking of Dorothy today. I am so glad we were able to visit last year and join Dorothy for her 90th Birthday. I know my mom, Darlene Fritz, is sadden to have missed the service. I have some great pictures and memories of our visits with Dorothy that will be treasured forever.

    My love to the family, Susan

    Posted by: Susan & Jim Marseille – Woodridge, IL – great neice of Dorothy Sep 21, 2012

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