Marcia Cammack, 94, Mt. Pleasant, died Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Park Place Elder Living in Mt. Pleasant.
Visitation will begin at noon on Friday, June 21, at the Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. that evening. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 22, at 10 a.m. at Salem Friends Church with the Rev. Scott Morin officiating. Interment will be in Salem South Cemetery. Memorials have been established for the Lewelling Quaker Museum, ARC of Henry County, and Salem Crew Public Library. Online condolences may be directed to www.olsonpowell.com.
Born Nov. 7, 1918, at her parent’s home in Jackson Township, she was the daughter of John Robert and Zylpha Alzada (Byers) Hannah. She was a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School. With a passion for teaching, she attended Minot State Teachers College in Minot, N.D. where she received her two year elementary teaching degree. She then attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls and Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant where she received her BA degree. She received her Special Education certification from Woodward State Institution in Woodward. On May 30, 1943, she married Dale Cammack in Mt. Pleasant. He preceded her in death.
She taught public elementary education and was a pioneer in the teaching to the developmentally delayed. She taught in the country schools of Oak Grove, Maple Grove, Greenwood, Richwood and Lowell, Hillsboro, Bonaparte, Saunders and Van Allen Elementary in Mt. Pleasant. She retired in 1980.
She belonged to ARC of Henry County, American Legion Auxiliary, Delta Kappa Gamma, Lewelling Quaker Shrine Board, Salem Old Settlers Committee and the Retired Teachers Association. She was a leader and mentor for 4-H and a judge for Invent Iowa. She volunteered as a tutor in the Mt. Pleasant school district and was a docent at the Old Threshers schoolhouse. Her hobbies included gardening, quilting and reading. She was a member of Salem Methodist Church and later Salem Friends Church.
Survivors include three children, Nancy (Myron) Koets of Pipestone, Minn., Mark (Audrey) Cammack of Danville, Calif., and Penelope “Penny” Cammack of Pipestone, Minn.; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband; parents; a son, Lawrence “Larry” Cammack; three sisters, Florence Williams, Virginia Perrenoud, and Ruth Hoffman; and two brothers, Wayne Hannah and Benjamin Hannah.