Dolores M. McCampbellApril 28, 1929 ~ October 29, 2017 (age 88)
Dolores M. McCampbell, 88 of Whiting, legendary English Literature teacher at George Rogers Clark High School, Hammond (Robertsdale), passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at the Rush-Presbyterian Medical Center, Chicago. She was the beloved daughter of the late Ralph J. and Emma (Bodney) McCampbell; cherished sister of Ralph (late Phyllis) McCampbell; loving aunt of Margaret Ann (Keith) Kelderhouse, Nancy (William) Dunn, Ralph, Steve, Thomas (Sue) and Michael (Michelle) McCampbell; many grand nieces and nephews, great grand nieces and nephews and great, great grand nieces and nephews and many cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9:30am at the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting; a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:00am at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whiting with the Rev. Mark R. Peres, C.PP.S., officiating; interment, St. John Cemetery, Hammond; visitation at the funeral home on Friday from 4:00 to 8:00pm. The St. John Rosary Society and Marian Theatre Guild, together with members of the parish will offer prayers at the funeral home on Friday at 4:30pm.
Dolores McCampbell was born on April 28, 1929 and was a lifelong resident of the Calumet Region. She was a proud and dedicated member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whiting where she served as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister and was a member of the St. John Rosary Society, Marian Theatre Guild, the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Assoc., BR. 81 and the Women’s Guild of the Calumet College of St. Joseph, Hammond. Education was Dolores’ life. She was a graduate of George Rogers Clark High School, Class of 1946, Indiana State Teachers College, Class of 1950 and received her Master of Arts Degree from Columbia University, New York City, Class of 1955. She taught English at Clark High School, for 38 years, retiring in 1988. During her tenure she was Chairman of the English Dept., Class of 1956 Sponsor and was Booster Club Sponsor for many years. (no one had more school spirit than Dolores McCampbell!). In 1983 she was honored with the Inland Steel Co. Teacher of the Year Award. Her involvement with the Marian Theatre Guild was both on and off stage, doing production work for many shows. She was best known for her performance as the crotchety Sr. Lee in “ Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up” in 1989. Dolores was a volunteer for the Whiting Food Pantry and enjoyed travel, especially to England (a dozen times or so). She was an avid reader, enjoying the classics, best sellers, historical, non-fiction and romance (yes, romance). Devoted to her family, her parish, her community and above all, her students, to bring the best out of a child, we thank you and will miss you. In lieu of flowers, memorials to “Forever Blue & Gold” (St. John School Alumni Assoc.) or to the Whiting Food Pantry, would be appreciated.