Ann Campbell, 66, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, March 14, 2022, at her home.  Her death was sudden and unexpected.

She was born February 23, 1956, in Dayton, Ohio to Paul and Lela Backenstoe Campbell.  She was a 1974 graduate of Miami Trace High School and received a bachelor’s degree in education from Wilmington College and a master’s degree from Wright State University.  She lived most of her life in this community.

Ann began her teaching career with the Trimble Local Schools, in Athens County, where she taught music.  She was a science and math teacher at Belle-Aire Elementary/Intermediate School in Washington Court house from 1991, until her retirement in 2021.  She was invested in the lives of her students and loved and supported them in all ways.  She also assisted with the high school musicals.

She was a member of St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church.

Ann was family oriented and dearly loved her nieces and their families.

She is survived by a sister, Chris Campbell; a niece, Tracy (Trent) Dye; great nieces, Sarah (Kyler) Dawson, Molly (Kyle Garrett) Dye and Emma (Jarett Patton) Dye; a great great nephew, Gabriel Dawson, all of Washington Court House; her canine companion, Chelsea, and many special friends and former students.

In keeping with her wishes, there will be no service or visitation.  Private burial of her cremains will be in the Washington Cemetery under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Belle-Aire PTO, 1120 High Street or the Fayette Regional Humane Society, 153 South Main Street, Suite 3, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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  • Rosie O’Flynn Wolfe says:

    To the Campbell and Dye families,
    It is of great sadness to read of the passing of Anne. I saw a few photos in the recent past of her retirement and wow…she looked so happy and joyful. Anne and Lela were friends of the O’Flynn family years ago and although through time, we lost contact, I still have fond memories of them both. I used to go to their house to practice for the guitar mass at St. Colman’s. My prayer is that you carry her love with you in everything you do and that your loss will be overshadowed with the love and memories that you shared while she was here with you all.
    In deepest sympathy, dear Chris and Tracy,
    Rosie O’Flynn Wolfe