Patsy "Pat" S. (Saylor) Campbell

Born: Mon., Mar. 8, 1937
Died: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sat., Oct. 12, 2019
Location: Guss Funeral Home, Inc.

Celebration of Life

3:00 PM Sun., Oct. 13, 2019
Location: Aldersgate United Methodist Church

Committal Service

Sun., Oct. 13, 2019
Location: Cedar Grove Cemetery

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     Patsy "Pat" Saylor Campbell, 82, of Mifflintown, died Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at her home surrounded by family after a 6-year battle with cancer.

     Patsy was born in Elgin, Illinois, on March 8, 1937 to William Caulder and Ivy Britcher Saylor.  She was raised in Newport, PA.  After graduating Valedictorian from Newport High School, she went on to graduate from Polyclinic Nursing School.  Patsy last worked as a registered nurse at Lewistown Hospital and at the time of her retirement she was the manager of the IV Team.

     A woman of strong faith, Patsy taught Sunday School, served as a Lay Leader and was a Stephen Minister at Aldersgate UMC.  Patsy’s primary love was being with her daughters.  Once grandchildren were born, she became Grammy and made visits with her and Pap special.  She was very proud of her family.

     She enjoyed tole painting, reading, knitting and collecting owls and apples.  Although she always enjoyed sports, she became an avid football fan later in life.  Patsy was a member of the Polyclinic Alumni Association and a member of the Wesley Sunday School Class at Aldersgate UMC. 

   Patsy is survived by her husband of 18 years, Daryl Campbell, three daughters Kimberly Reed Dreibelbis and her husband, Marty, of Mifflintown; Carole Reed of Indiana, PA and Sally Reed Slautterback and Jeff Geibel of Harrisburg, stepchildren Robin Sears, Gaye Yorlets and her husband Dave, Bryan Campbell and Darla Campbell.  Patsy is also survived by grandchildren Julie Reed, Gwen Engler and her husband Matt, Nickie Fisch and her husband Tom, Brooke Dreibelbis, Megan Slautterback, Bradley Dreibelbis and his wife Haley, and two great grandchildren, Charlotte Fisch and Ethan Engler. 

   Patsy was the oldest of 5 siblings and is survived by Bonnie Oren and her husband David, Mary Hetrick and her long- term companion Ray Waite and William Saylor and his wife Linda. 

   She was preceded in death by her parents William and Ivy Saylor, brother Paul Saylor, husband Daniel Conn, grandson Benjamin Dreibelbis, and stepson, Jon Campbell.

     A Celebration of her Life will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church with Pastor Denise Haskins and Pastor Jennifer Heikes, officiating. Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Mifflintown.

     There will be a viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown. There will be no viewing at the church.

   Patsy had a servant’s heart and had great compassion for those less fortunate than herself.  Therefore, in lieu of flowers she requested that you make a contribution to her church, Aldersgate UMC Building Fund, 109 North Third Street, Mifflintown, PA  17059 or to the non- profit organizations that her daughters work at:  Family Promise, 812 Marion Road, Indiana, PA  15701 or The ARC of Cumberland/Perry Counties Center for Industrial Training (CIT), 71 Ashland Avenue, Carlisle, PA  17013.

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Charitable donations may be made in Patsy "Pat"'s memory to the following organizations:

Aldersgate United Methodist Church Building Fund
109 N. Third Street, Mifflintown, PA 17059

Family Promise
812 Marion Road, Indiana, PA 15701

The ARC of Cumberland/Perry Counties Center for Industrial Training (CIT)
71 Ashland Avenue, Carlisle, PA 17013

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Dottie Specht
   Posted Sat October 12, 2019
To the Family of Pat Campbell:

You have my love and sympathy at this time. Pat was a wonderful person and I was so glad I got to know her. The Lord has Blessed me through her. May the wonderful memories you have as a family be with you throughout the rest of your lives and may God Bless each and every one of you.

Helen Saylor
   Posted Sun October 13, 2019
Bill, Mary, Bonnie and families,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Sincerely Helen Saylor