Camp, Marie Anna.
Marie Anna (Neels) Camp of South Kent, CT died unexpectedly on April 15 at the age of 97. She was the daughter of Gustav and Matilda (Hittorff) Neels. Marie was born on December 24, 1918 in the Bronx. Birch Hill in Kent became her full-time home in 1933. Marie graduated as the valedictorian of her class at Kent High School in 1935 and then from Crandall's Secretarial College in Danbury. .
Marie married Philip W. Camp at the Kent Congregational Church on October 18, 1942. She helped her husband as a farm wife, worked at Nellie Rothe's Kent Inn, and was a secretary for South Kent School, Kent School, and the Town of Kent. Marie was an 82 year member of the Kent Congregational Church and a member of the Kent Historical Society, the Monday Morning Art Group, the Kent Informal Club, the Kent Library Association, and the Merwinsville Hotel Association. .
Her friends all enjoyed her paintings, especially her yearly Christmas card with birds on it. Marie loved to spend time researching her family tree and families from Kent. .
She is survived by her two children Philip W. (Bill) Camp, Jr. ( Brenda) of Myrtle Beach, SC and Dianne Lang (Philip) of South Kent, CT; two grandchildren Robert Camp of Myrtle Beach, SC and Charles Camp of Staunton, VA; one great grand-daughter, Colleen Marie Camp; and Marie's sister, Amy Nissen of Nassau, NY. She was predeceased by her husband. A memorial service will be held on June 19, 2016 at 2:00 in the Kent Congregational Church, Kent CT. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Contributions can be made to the Kent Historical Society or the Kent Congregational Church.
Published in News Times from Apr. 20 to Apr. 29, 2016