Share |

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.

OBITUARIES

James Wade

thumb

James Marion Wade, 70, Holden, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, of a heart attack.Funeral services will be at Williams Funeral Chapel, 609 E. 10th St., Holden, at noon Wednesday. Visitation will be from 1 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the Chapel. A graveside... [More]

Cleo Pendlay

thumb

Cleo Stafford “Strut” Pendlay passed away on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at Pleasant View Home in Inman. He was 91.Strut was born Nov. 15, 1922 in Yates Center, the son of Louis Benjamin and Eva Belle (Need) Pendlay. Strut was raised in Woodson County and was a resident... [More]

Kathryn Tilman

thumb

Kathryn Joan Tilman, 81, Humboldt, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.Kathryn was born Sept. 28, 1933, in Iola, the daughter of Lloyd E. and Dorothy B. (Baker) Morgan. She grew up in Kansas and Virginia and graduated from Iola High... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

How we got here; Building new would be a first since 1950

thumb

The first school to be built in Iola was in 1868. Jumping ahead to 1916, here’s a record of the success and defeat of bond elections to either renovate or build new schools. 1916 — Iola High School built ($100,000)1939 — Jefferson and Lincoln elementary schools... [More]

Continued maintenance of old buildings robs funds for students, teachers

thumb

In a season long on meetings, but never short on patience, USD 257 Superintendent of Schools Jack Koehn hosted what was the final community forum before Tuesday’s election that will determine the direction of Iola schools.A sedate crowd of about 30 gathered in the gymnasium... [More]

Dole wraps up tour with stop in Iola

thumb

Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole marked off Allen County as his 104th county stop in his Coming Home Tour Thursday afternoon. Dole appeared at St. John’s Parish Hall to visit with Allen Countains and endorse Lynn Jenkins and Pat Roberts in the upcoming election.“I’m... [More]

More News

AP Video

SPORTS

Despite losses, Fillies advance at state volleyball tourney

thumb

SALINA — The Iola High Fillies volleyball team advanced to today’s final four at the state tournament.It was anything but easy.On Friday, Iola finished in a three-way tie with Girard and Nickerson at 1-2 in pool play at the Class 4A-II Tournament at Salina’s... [More]

Mustang miscues costly as season ends

thumb

A series of early miscues put Iola High’s Mustangs behind the 8-ball early on Thursday evening.They never could escape.The Mustangs turned the ball over four times, all at critical junctures, as visiting Girard took a 20-0 lead into halftime.Iola began to establish control... [More]

More Sports

Register Online Edition Renew your subscription