Elaine Campbell Morrison Hayden 1911 - 2009 Edgerton
Memorial services for Anna “Elaine” Campbell Morrison Hayden, 97, will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Edgerton United Methodist Church. Inurnment will take place at Gardner Cemetery at a later date.
Mrs. Hayden died Friday, March 20, 2009, at Baldwin Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born Dec. 17, 1911, in Edgerton, the daughter of William Edward and Martha Elizabeth DeTar Campbell. She attended Edgerton schools and graduated from Edgerton Rural High School in 1929.
She attended Pittsburg State University and the Kansas City Teachers College. Her first teaching jobs were at Black Jack in Douglas County and South Park in Kansas City, Kan.
She lived with her first husband in San Diego, and after his death she returned to Kansas briefly before moving to Seattle to work at the Boeing factory for a year. She then returned to teaching elementary students at in Kent, Wash. After a divorce from her second husband, she began teaching military children overseas, in Okinawa, Japan; Kitzingen, Germany; Tripoli, Libya; Ethiopia; Kenitra, Morocco; Izmir, Turkey; Naples, Italy; Seoul, South Korea; and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. She retired at the age of 81 and returned to Edgerton.
She continued to travel after retirement and enjoyed sharing her stories with friends and family.
She married Samuel Morrison in 1940. Her preceded her in death in 1943. She later married Joseph Hayden. They divorced in 1961.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Bill and Max Campbell.
Survivors include a sister-in-law, Virginia Campbell, of Mesquite, Texas; nieces and nephews including Maxine Campbell Klamm, of De Soto, Carolyn Campbell Hammon, Edgerton, and David Campbell, Marsha Campbell Pittman, Steven Campbell, Neil Campbell and Anita Campbell; many great-nieces and -nephews, great-great-nieces and -nephews, and great-great-great-nieces and -nephews; and many friends around the world.
The family suggests memorials to the Edgerton Historical Society, P.O. Box 255, Edgerton, KS 66021-0255.
Bruce Funeral Home in Gardner is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at brucefuneralhome.com.