Funeral service for Dorothy E. Campney of Emmetsburg will be held Saturday, July 26, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Emmetsburg. Celebrant is the Rev. Clem Currans.
Interment will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Emmetsburg. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. with a Parish Vigil Service at 7 p.m. at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg.
Dorothy Elizabeth Goeders Campney was born on April 2, 1921 on a farm near Cylinder. She was the daughter of Tom and Eileen (McBride) Goeders and the sister of Eugene (Bud) Goeders. Dorothy attended the Cylinder schools, Iowa State College, and then earned a teaching certificate from Palo Alto County Jr. College.
Dorothy married Hubert Campney in 1942 and taught in rural school while Hub served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. She lived with her parents in Emmetsburg when Hub was deployed overseas and then detained as a POW in Germany. After the war, the couple raised four children while farming in the Ruthven and Emmetsburg area until moving into a retirement community in Emmetsburg in 2003. Hub passed away in 2004 and Dorothy continued living at Willow Ridge Senior Apartments.
As a student, Dorothy was active in 4-H Club and held many local offices, as well as serving as State 4-H President in 1939. Throughout her married life, she was active in Sacred Heart Church Women's Guild, OKIHI Club, American Legion Auxiliary and POW groups. Both Hub and Dorothy were willing volunteers at the local hospital and nursing homes as well as the Lost Island Lake Nature Center.
Dorothy passed away Monday, July 21, 2014, at the Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg, at the age of 93. She is survived by children: Jim (Mary Ann Fickbohm) of Des Moines; Judy Etten (Joe) of Holly Springs, NC; Bob (Rose Stillman) of Omaha, NE; and Bill of Emmetsburg. Dorothy and Hub thoroughly enjoyed their ten grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren
The family will remember her rich and full life as they receive visitors at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hospice of Palo Alto County, Lost Island Nature Center, or an organization of your choice.
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