Sister Mary Magdaleva Camp entered into her eternal rest on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Sr. Magdaleva was 96 years of age and in her 77th year of religious profession.
On the evening of March 18, Sister Mary Magdaleva completed the final lap of her earthly journey at the Ursuline Center where she had been a patient for the past seven years.
Dolores was born in Sandusky, OH in 1920 into the family of Aloysius and Mary Windau Camp the second eldest of ten children. Early in her life they moved to Monroeville, OH where she and her siblings attended St. Joseph School. After graduation from the eighth grade, she entered the SND Aspirant School in Toledo and attended Notre Dame Acacemy.
Dolores began her formal training as a Sister of Notre Dame in 1938 and made her first vows in 1940. This was also the time that she began her studies to be a teacher. Since that time she has spent herself in the service of the Church in education as a dedicated witness to her strong faith.
She attended Mary Manse College, the Catholic University of America, and Detroit University. Her thorough preparation readied her for the multiple tasks in education which she successfully held for fifty years. These positions as teacher and/or principal, called her to: St. Wendelin, Fostoria; St. Michael Ridge; St. Augustine, Napoleon; St, Mary, Leipsic; St. John, Delphos; St. Joseph, Fremont; St. Mary, Sandusky; St. Joseph, Monroeville; Immaculate Conception, Bellevue; Lial, Whitehouse; St. Joseph, Erie, MI; and Christ the King, Sacred Heart, St. James and Mary Immaculate Schools in Toledo.
In 1994, she began a new chapter in her life when she became involved in community service and as a nurse’s aide in the Health Care Center at the Provincial Center. In 2010 she retired to the Ursuline Center. Throughout these years of semi and active retirement, Sister Mary Magdaleva, very adept in crocheting and needlework, created lovely items for friends, needy persons and parish festivals.
Preceding her in death are her parents and brothers: Kenneth, Harold and Robert; sisters: Margaret, Marilyn, Ruth and Theresa. Left to mourn her are her brother, Rev. Alfred Camp, Mississippi; and her sister, Sister Ethel Mary, SND, many nieces and nephews and her Notre Dame sisters of the Toledo Province.