Evelyn O. Kampmeyer, educator

Evelyn O. Kampmeyer, a retired educator who was active in Republican politics, died May 14 from complications of diabetes at Abington Hospice in Warminster, Pa.

The former Severna Park resident was 81.

The daughter of a comptroller and a homemaker, the former Evelyn Ora McMonigal was born in Glendora, N.J., and graduated from Haddonfield High School in New Jersey.

She earned a bachelor's degree in 1953 from Douglass College in New Brunswick, N.J., which is now part of Rutgers University.

Mrs. Kampmeyer later received a master's degree in education administration from Rider College in Trenton, N.J., and did graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in education administration, curriculum, instruction, reading and language on the doctoral level, family members said.

During the 1950s, she began working in Northern New Jersey for Klein Publications. In 1954, Mrs. Kampmeyer moved to Timonium, where she lived until 1967, when she moved to Pennsylvania.

In the early 1970s, she became a reading and language arts teacher for the North Penn School District in Lansdale, Pa.

She later was an English and reading supervisor for Pittsgove Township public schools in New Jersey, and assistant principal for middle schools for the Muhlenberg School District in Reading, Pa., from 1981 to 1984.

From 1984 until retiring in 1985, Mrs. Kampmeyer was a high school principal in the East Lycoming, Pa., school district.

After moving to Severna Park in 1988, Mrs. Kampmeyer became education coordinator for the Maryland Conservation Corps in Annapolis. She and other members were recognized for their work by President Bill Clinton in a White House ceremony, family members said.

Active in Republican politics, Mrs. Kampmeyer was a member of the Republican Women of Anne Arundel County, where she had been legislative chairwoman. She ran unsuccessfully for the House of Delegates in 1990.

She also had been a member of the Severna Park Small Area Committee, and had served on the board of Social Services of Anne Arundel County and Severna Park Cares, a drug and alcohol prevention program.

In recent years, she lived in Lansdale, Pa. She enjoyed sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, playing bridge and pinochle. She was also a bridge instructor.

Plans for a memorial gathering are incomplete.

Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Roy A. Kampmeyer, a retired Northrop Grumman electrical engineer; two sons, Alan Kampmeyer of Denton and Gary Kampmeyer of Harleysville, Pa.; a daughter, Lee A. Kampmeyer of Crofton; nine grandchildren; and four great-granddaughters.

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