Sr. Barbara Campbell

October 27, 1931 - June 23, 2008

10/27/1931 - 06/23/2008

Past Services

Wednesday June 25, 2008
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
Thursday June 26, 2008
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mount St. Joseph
137 Mount St. Joseph Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
Friday June 27, 2008
10:30 am
Mt. Saint Joseph
Pogues Run Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

Sister Barbara Vincent de Paul Campbell, CSJ

Sister Barbara Campbell, CSJ formerly Sister Vincent de Paul, a prominent leader, speaker, and writer on education throughout the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and on a county, state, and national level, died at Wheeling Hospital on Monday, June 23, 2008.

She was born October 27, 1931, in Clarksburg, WV, the daughter of the late John Joseph Campbell and Thelma Sharpe Campbell O’Connor. She ranked second in a family of five brothers and three sisters. She was preceded in death by her brothers John, Thomas, and Joseph, and her sister Mary Ellen Cabell.

She entered the Congregation of St. Joseph, Wheeling Center, on September 8, 1949 and observed her Golden Jubilee in the congregation in 1999.

Sister Barbara received a B.Ed. at Duquesne University and a M.A. at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee. She did extensive studies in learning disabilities at West Virginia University, Ohio University, and Cardinal Stritch University.

Sister Barbara was a reading specialist and did extensive diagnostic evaluations of children with reading and learning problems. She was involved in education at the elementary and junior high level and also served as a principal in diocesan schools. She was Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction in the Diocesan Office of Schools for seventeen years. She was employed as a reading specialist in the public schools in Marshall County, WV, and Bridgeport, Ohio. Her teaching experience extended to graduate level courses at Cardinal Stritch University, Ohio University Eastern Division, Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN, and the University of Detroit. She was also an instructor for West Virginia Northern Community College.

She was active in the West Virginia State Reading Council and served as President of the State Council. She helped establish the Northern Panhandle Reading Council and served as President. She has been the presenter of workshops throughout the state, for the Ohio Catholic Educational Conference, the National Catholic Education Conventions, the International Reading Association, as well as to principals and teachers in public and private schools. She conducted workshops for principals in Texas, Colorado, Missouri and Florida. She was the publisher of articles for the National Catholic Library Association and authored the pre-school Kindergarten book of the NCEA Guidance Program. She received numerous honors in the field of education and was the recipient of the Bishop’s Cross Award in 2000 for service as an outstanding educator.

Sister Barbara was the founder of Holy Family Child Care & Development Center in Wheeling, a sponsored ministry of the Congregation of St. Joseph. In 1990, she organized, founded, and served as President of the Sisters of St. Joseph Foundation Auxiliary and later served as Chairperson of the Membership Committee.

Sister Barbara is survived by two brothers, James of Florida and Steven of California; two sisters, Rose Marie Raymond Cupp of Florida and Kathleen Patrick Lamb of Charleston, WV; a sister-in-law Setsu Korb of California; as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.
Sisters, family and friends will be received in the Mount St. Joseph Chapel, 137 Mount St. Joseph Road, Wheeling WV, from 1:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 26. A Vigil Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. that day. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 27, with Rev. Terrance Adams, TOR as celebrant.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Wheeling Foundation, Inc., 137 Mount St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, WV, 26003. Funeral arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Home, Fourteenth and Eoff Streets, Wheeling.

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Christine M. Shroyer
8 years ago

Goodbye dear one. We all miss you Aunt Barbara. You were a great lady and I am sure God is excited to have you finally by his side. How is grandma? I bet she was glad to see you. Love always your niece Christy and her family.

Lisa Werner
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with Sr. Barbara’s family and sisters of faith. I truly loved Sr. Barbara. She was a great lady and will be greatly missed.



judy and tom skiba
8 years ago

Sr. Barbara always gave of herself, but more importantly she taught us to be willing to give of ourselves. We are all better people for having known her.

Aleda Hileman
8 years ago

We are all better persons by knowing Sister Barbara. She touched us all, and we will miss her. She’s celebrating in Heaven, as well she should! My heart is sad for her family and friends, and I pray that God will hold you in His arms during this time.

Hilda Conner Runyan & Ken
8 years ago

We both wish to express our most sincere condolences for the lost of Kathies mother. We are very sorry we are unable to be with you at this time.

Love, Hilda & Ken