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Dorothy Campbell

Dorothy G. Campbell, 94, passed away at Coffey County Medical Center in Burlington on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.

Dorothy was born Sept. 4, 1919, in Rose, the daughter of William and Gertie Mae (Easley) Stephenson. She grew up in rural Woodson County and attended West Buffalo Grade School graduating from Yates Center High School with the class of 1937. She had just attended her 77th class reunion dinner.

On Dec. 18, 1938, she was united in marriage to Roy D. Campbell in the First Christian Church parsonage in Yates Center. The couple shared over 54 years of marriage. To this union four children were born, William R. Campbell, Carolyn M. Cornwell, Margaret “Maggie” Harrod, and Barbara Ann Hays. They lived their entire lives in Woodson County. 

After Dorothy had her children mostly raised she started working outside the home. She worked at City Hall for many years, Light Hardware as a bookkeeper, and she and her husband owned and operated Campbell Plumbing until they retired in 1983. Dorothy was an active member of First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, the Legion Auxiliary, the Senior Center Board and the Advisory Council of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program as well as the grade school coordinator of volunteers.

Dorothy and Roy really enjoyed their travel trailer and went with friends on many excursions. They also enjoyed bowling, dancing and playing cards.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Roy in 1993, her only sister Lottie Hardesty and one grandson, Jeffery Cornwell in 1987. She is survived by her children and their families, Bill and his wife Roberta, Yates Center and their children, Sharon and Brad Wright, Kansas City, Doug Campbell, Tricia Campbell, Yates Center; grandsons, Travis, Christopher and Ian Campbell; Carolyn Cornwell, Yates Center and her son Greg and Shelia Cornwel, Patterson, Calif., and their children, Todd and Rebecca; her step-daughter Tina Fowler and her son Levi, Wichita. Also, her step-sons Brent Thomas, Newton, and Brad Thomas, Louisville, Ky.; Margaret and husband Lauren Harrod, Yates Center and their children, Stephanie and Tom McHugh, Kansas City with grandchildren, Jack, Claire and Grant. Brian and Debbie Harrod, Topeka with Laurynn and Pete Harrod and step-grandchildren Jacob, Matt, and Madison Maichel, step-great-grandchildren: Mike and Vanessa Seals. Dorothy’s daughter Barbara and David Hays, Salina, and their daughter Michele. Michael and Mary Hays and their children Andrea and Amanda Hays, step-grandchildren: Amber, Danny Martinez, Kenny Cole and step-great-grandchild Ethan Reed, Salina. Dorothy is also survived by many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Friday at First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Yates Center. Burial followed the service. The family suggests memorials to First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ or the Yates Center Senior Center; which may be sent in care of Campbell Funeral Home P.O. Box 188 Yates Center, KS 66783.

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