Kathleen Patricia Burns Campbell

March 17, 1928March 21, 2014
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Kathleen Patricia Sweeney Burns Campbell, 86, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2014 at Manor Park in Midland Texas surrounded by her loved ones.

Kathleen was born in Thomas, Oklahoma to Mary and Cornelius Sweeney on March 17, 1928 and was the youngest of 9 children. She graduated from Thomas High School in 1946 and later that year married A.E. Burns on August 27. They were married two months shy of their golden anniversary when he passed away in 1996. She married Clifford Campbell on July 2, 1999 and he passed away in 2002.

Kathleen was always active in her church, a dedicated student of her bible and loved the Lord with all her heart since being saved in 1937. She served faithfully beside her husband as he pastored many Baptist churches in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico over the years. She loved music and was a church pianist from the age of 16. She taught piano for almost 50 years to a countless number of students. She also taught Sunday school for many years and belonged to the genealogical society, Music Teachers Association and the American Bible Society. She was a talented artist, gifted musician and created beautiful ceramics, needlework and quilts.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Rev. A.E. Burns and Clifford Campbell, a son, David Price Burns and a grandson, Tyler Timian Burns. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Joe, Clarence, Cornelius Jr., John and Edward and sisters Ellen Shaw and Anna Mae Jones. She is survived by her son, Byron Burns and wife Lois of Ardmore, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Sheryl Cavin, Michael (Donna) Burns & Stephen (Jaime) Burns; her son, Bobby Burns and wife Denise of Midland; grandson Austin (Whitney) Burns; her daughter-in-law Marty Burns of Midland; grandchildren Shanna (Jim)Stormes and Chad (Sandra) Vos; and her daughter Tricia Irion and husband Steve of Houston, Texas. She is also survived by a sister, Nona Cornett of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma as well as 16 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, March 23 at Ellis Funeral Home in Midland, Texas. The funeral service to celebrate the life of Kathleen will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 24th at First Baptist Church Chapel in Midland, Texas with Reverend David Johnson officiating. Burial will follow Tuesday, March 25th at 10:00 a.m. at the Flower Mound Cemetery in Thomas, Oklahoma.

The family of Kathleen Burns Campbell wishes to thank the wonderful staff of Manor Park and Home Hospice of Midland for the excellent & compassionate care you gave our mom. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Home Hospice of Midland, the American Bible Society or the charity of one’s choice.

Services entrusted to Ellis Funeral Home of Midland


  • Funeral Service Monday, March 24, 2014
  • Family Visitation Sunday, March 23, 2014

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Linda Ingram

March 28, 2014

Oh Aunt Kathy!! We will miss her so!
" The Sweeney Girls"
Jolene, Diane and Linda

Jan Suggs

March 24, 2014

Aunt Kathy was such a sweet lady. I am so glad she and Tricia came to visit us before our mother, Lois(Burns) passed away in 2011. Mother and Aunt Kathy had such fun that day remembering their younger years. Our sympathy to all our cousins and warm wonderful memories of Aunt Kathy. She was a wonderful person who served our Lord through her service to others.

March 24, 2014

So many precious memories of all our families as we played and worshiped. We wouldn't be who we are today without the wonderful guidance of our parents. Thank you Aunt Kathy for being such a strong and loving lady in our family. Now you can be with our family members as you join them in heaven. Blessings... John and Carolyn Williams

March 24, 2014

I am so very sorry for your loss. Will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Sandy Nicholson Cason

Scott Cearley

March 24, 2014

I will always remember her for her gentleness, kindness, and selflessness. My world is a better place for having known her.

Andy Henig

March 24, 2014

We are praying for all of the family. We will miss this lovely woman. Lots of very good memories.
Andy & Janie Hennig...

Ed Hennig

March 23, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.