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“I worked with Mary Ellen at the Student Health Clinic at the University several years ago. She was my supervisor. She was a very caring person & a...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Karen Millard - Swisher, IA

“Mary Ellen and I reconnected at a wonderful 3 days in Galena, IL when several of our 1960 Nursing class got together at Beth Hajek's (another...Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: Karen Allen - Phoenix,, AZ

“I have known Mary Ellen since childhood and our friendship has been so special. She was like a sister that I never had. We have shared many...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Virginia and Dick Mohr - Potomac, MD

“Sorry for your loss. She was a very, very nice woman. Our prayers are with Brett and family. ”
4 of 26 | Posted by: Terry, Clay, Carly and Cal Miller

“Dear Joan, I am thinking of you this Saturday morning as I came from a family with three girls. I know what a special bond sisters have with each...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Jeanne Sentman - Cedar Rapids, IA

“Brett, Brook, and family- I am sorry to hear of Mary Ellen's passing. I only had the opportunity to visit with her a couple times and each of those...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: Pam Hamer - Iowa City, IA

“I also graduated with Mary Ellen in 1956 from City High. We worked on class reunions together and went to the class lunches that started 5 years ago...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Jean Curran Manasmith - Iowa City, IA

“My fondest memory was when Mary Ellen, Sheri Fletcher and myself went to Great Britain in the 80's. It was a wonderful trip for 3 weeks. I always...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Marilyn Thompson - Parker, CO

“I always enjoyed talking to Mary Ellen when walking at the mall and during our class lunches. She was a special and kind person and I shall miss her. ”
9 of 26 | Posted by: Carol Cooper - Solon, IA

“Mary Ellen will be missed by her friends and neighbors. She was a wonderful person. ”
10 of 26 | Posted by: kay schillig - iowa city, IA

“My condolances to you Bret and all your family at this time, even though we are in Texas, I wanted to express my thoughts and prayers to you. I...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: Rose Bollei - Tiffin, IA

“warmest hugs are sent to your family at this time. kenny and linda fobian ”
12 of 26 | Posted by: linda jean fobian - iowacity, IA

“Brett & Brook, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. ...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Doug and Amy Eckrich - Oxford, IA

Mary Ellen visiting in Brekenridge CO “Our condolences to the family. Mary Ellen was a lovely person to know with a great sense of humor. She will be missed by all who knew her. Dick...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Dick and Dorothy Schultz - AZ

“Brett So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother,she always made me feel at home when I visited and took time to listen she was a wonderful person...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Charlie Martin - KY

“I went to City High with Mary Ellen, graduating in 1956. We have a Class Lunch once a month and until recent month's Mary Ellen was usually...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Carly Netolicky - Iowa City, IA

“Mary Ellen and I were classmates at City High, graduating in 1956. Through the years we shared conversations about our nursing careers, our sons...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Velma Crum - Iowa City, IA

“I met Mary Ellen when she purchased a home from me. I would run into her several times after that and she always had a friendly smile and we enjoyed...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Lou Ann Lathrop - Iowa City, IA

“So sorry to read of Mary Ellen's passing in the paper this morning. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Jacky Devine

“I knew Mary Ellen as a nursing colleague for many years and she eventually hired me to work in Student Health in 1999 (after years of me asking about...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Gayle Nelson - Iowa City, IA

“Mary Ellen was a lovely woman with a wry sense of humor. I remember the card she gave to us when our first son, Evan, was born. Both Scott and I...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Sarah Hansen - Iowa City, IA

“When we talked on the phone Mary Ellen would express her joy in being with Abbey. Abbey your grandma was a lovely, caring lady. We were so happy to...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: Richard and Jeanne Sentman - IA

“Mary Ellen has been my friend for almost 60 years. She was a special person who was very caring for her family and friends. I remember when we were...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Fran Luper Potter - Luzerne, IA

“Mary Ellen's family, Brett and Dan:: Your Mom was one special lady. Not only was she a good Mom, she was a LADY throughou--, always had time for...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Cheryl Brogla-Krupke - IA

“Mary Ellen was an excellent friend and neighbor and will be missed. She was a true friend in need is a friend indeed individual. She provided great...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Genie Kennedy - Iowa City

“Sue & I have many fond memories from Mary Ellen's visits over the the years. Several years ago when Mary Ellen was staying with us, we put our...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: Steve Anciaux - Steamboat Springs, CO


Mary Ellen Campbell, 73 of Iowa City, died Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at Oaknoll Retirement Residence in Iowa City.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2012, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Gay and Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Family graveside services will be held at a later date at the Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty. A memorial fund has been established in her memory. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web @ www.gayandciha.com.

Mary Ellen Sentman was born March 11, 1938, in Iowa City the daughter of Leonard and Erma (Madsen) Sentman. She attended schools in Iowa City graduating from City High School in 1956. Mary Ellen then enrolled and attended the University of Iowa, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 1960. For many years she was employed at the University of Iowa Student Health Service, retiring in 2002. She was married to James Campbell on May 28, 1961, in Iowa City.

Her family includes her son, Brett Campbell (Brook); granddaughter, Abbey Campbell; daughter-in-law, Brandi Campbell; Mary Ellen's sister, Joan Anciaux (Dave); sister-in-law, Judy Thorn (Larry), and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Erma and Leonard Sentman; husband, Jim; son, Dan; sister, Kay Sentman; her parents-in-law, Alice and John Campbell, and a niece.