Dorothy L. Cameron
Dorothy L. Cameron, age 87, peacefully passed away Monday, March 2, 2020, at her home in Columbus, Ohio.
The daughter of Dorothy Beck Loew and Paul W. Loew, she was born in Cleveland, Ohio, June 9, 1932, though Batesville was her true hometown where she was raised among family that reached back to the founding of Batesville. She was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Batesville, and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbus.
Dorothy is survived by her two children, Andrew O. Cameron, Sarah D. Cameron; her beloved cousin, Mrs. Patricia Hare; and Patricia's children, Jerry, Tim, and Paul.
Her loves were the Batesville pool, her Devon Avenue pool in Columbus, where she dove off the high-board every birthday through her 86th year, and she once swam across the Nile River in Aswan, Egypt. She loved being part of the Ohio State University Women's Club, the OSU Faculty Club, Evening Drama, Opera Group, Symphony Group, Book Club, especially her family of friends at Germania in Columbus, Ohio, and of course loved all her students around the world. She was loved for her fierce independence and speaking her mind, her love of literature, music, culture, the arts, and joy of good conversation with good people. She also dearly loved each Batesville High School reunion and all her fellow classmates.
Dorothy served her nation during the height of the Cold War with the U.S. State Department Foreign Service Office in Washington, D.C., Hong Kong, and in Berlin. She was a beloved Professor of English, German, and literature at Ohio State, Otterbein College, and several others including the Ohio Women's prison in Marysville, Ohio. She was also a teacher of English as a Second Language in China, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and Romania. She loved her work and travels to all continents, sailing in both the Arctic and Antarctic Circles. Yet in all her world travels, her hometown of Batesville, Indiana, was where her gravity was the strongest, where she knew the best swimming holes, the best grapevines to swing on, and where to walk for the best sunsets.
Visitation is at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville, Indiana, from 9:30-11:00 am Saturday, March 14, 2020, with 11:00am funeral service immediately following. Reverend Jill Campbell will be officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mark Cemetery, Batesville. A separate memorial service will be held in Columbus, Ohio, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please find the time, the place, and proper sincerity to read a favorite piece of literature, heartfelt piece of writing, or cherished poem to someone you love. Online condolences:
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Irma Linda (Schrader) Yatros
Mar 09, 2020
Dorthy or DoDo as I called her was a remarkable lady. She lived life to the fullest , did more and contributed more than any one I know. The world was lucky to have her and she'll certainly be miss. Irma Linda