Camille B. McFarland
12/28/1949 - 11/20/2017

Camille B. McFarland, 67, of McSherrystown, passed away with her family by her side Monday, November 20, 2017 at her home. She was the loving wife of David B. McFarland, her husband of 36 years.  Born December 28, 1949, in Hanover, she was the daughter of the late Lester M. “Bud” and Rosemarie J. (Hagerman) Bowman.  Camille was a proud 1967 graduate of Delone Catholic High School. After graduation she attended Shippensburg University obtaining her undergraduate degree in Education. Upon completing her degree, Camille taught in the York Area School District for 8 years. She then pursued a career with The Bon-Ton Corporation as a corporate purchasing supervisor. To follow she worked at the Hanover Hospital participating in similar duties and responsibilities. Camille returned to her passion as an educator at Annunciation BVM School. To follow, as an alumna, she taught in the English and History Departments and was the Student Council Moderator at Delone Catholic High School. Camille finished her career teaching for New Oxford High School in the Conewago Valley School District retiring in 2008 after 15 years of dedicated service to the students and community. Camille enjoyed working with many colleagues and friends while coaching the Speech and Forensic and Debate teams at Delone Catholic High School and New Oxford High School. She will be deeply missed by family, friends, colleagues and students.  Surviving in addition to her husband is a daughter, Angela M. McFarland-Shea and wife Candace Shea of Pikesville, MD; three siblings, Jane Saltzgiver and husband Gary of Dover, Daniel Bowman and wife Shirley of Gettysburg, and Patrick Bowman and wife Laura of McSherrystown; her nieces and nephews, Holly, Jenny, Patrick, Crystal, Joe, Sarah, Rebecca, Julie, Joanna and Bree.  A time for family and friends will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 24, 2017 at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Ave, McSherrystown. Burial will be private.  Memorial contributions in memory of Camille may be made to Delone Catholic High School, 140 South Oxford Ave., McSherrystown, PA 17344 or New Oxford High School, 130 Berlin Road, New Oxford, PA 17350.

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Posted at:11/22/2017 1:01 pm
Kate Shelley -
I had Mrs. McFarland at Delone... She was an amazing teacher, but most of all she was such a wonderful, loving presence. She always shared the best stories about her daughter and husband. I can't listen to the Nutcracker without thinking about her and how she would make copies of the tape for Angie to listen to. At the time she was in grade school and would play the tapes over and over again wearing them out. Mr. McFarland shot my senior photos, one of which is still the best photo of me in existence to this date! Camille meant so much to me. I send you all my love.

Posted at:11/22/2017 6:06 am
Ellen Devine Thompson -
I had the joy of working with Camille at NO high school. She truly cared about her students and strived to open up the world to them.

Posted at:11/22/2017 8:08 am
MIchelle Rodriguez -
Dave, my family and I extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family during this time of sorrow. Camille was such a kind and compassionate woman. Her passion for teaching and her genuine concern for her students were evident to anyone who stepped into her classroom. I will be forever grateful for the kind words of encouragement and support she offered me as I embarked on my own journey into a career in education. My favorite memory of Camille is the time she told me about getting the autograph of Margaret Brainard Hamilton. Camille was at a shoe store in New Jersey (I think), and she recognized Hamilton, best known for her role as the Wicked Witch of the West. With a smile that lit up her face and reached all the way into her eyes, Camille relayed that she had gotten Hamilton to sign the shoe box Camille was holding in her hand. She laughed at the sheer irony of Oz's Wicked Witch signing a shoe box. May your fond memories of her and the stories others tell of her wit and wisdom bring you comfort. Michelle

Posted at:11/22/2017 8:08 am
Zebulun Krepps -
You are the reason I am who I am today. Thank you.

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Posted at:11/22/2017 6:06 am
Lorraine Wilson -
It is with utmost sadness that I write this. Camille was my friend throughout grade school and on into High School and College. Even though we lost touch in later years, she was the "voice in my head" that told me I could and would face life's many challenges. She was an inspiration to me and to others in her forthright honesty, zest for life, and perseverance. I will always and forever think of her with fondness and gratitude from having known her.

Posted at:11/22/2017 1:01 am
Judith A Crowe -
Laura, prayers & positive thoughts your way as you and your family meander down this most difficult pathway of sadness. May the celebration of her life bring joy to your heart. Blessings,Judith

Posted at:11/21/2017 9:09 pm
Brian & Lynn Yealy -
We are deeply saddened by Camille's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her friends and family - especially our good friend, Dave. - Brian & Lynn

Posted at:11/21/2017 5:05 pm
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Posted at:11/21/2017 6:06 pm
Carissa (Hayhurst) Cole -
Big mentor, my friend. You are one of the reasons I became a teacher! You were an amazing woman and will be dearly missed! ~Luvs~

Posted at:11/21/2017 6:06 pm
Jason Webb -
Iam sadden to hear of this loss. I have you all in my thoughts and prayers. She was a amazing woman and teacher. I remember her smiling face everyday at school and she helped me a lot while attending New Oxford. I was and am grateful for all her help. She will be missed deeply.

Posted at:11/21/2017 5:05 pm
Lori Topper -
I'm so sorry to hear this. I'm praying for the family. She was a great lady and teacher. I always looked forward to her class. She was so fun and always kept things interesting. God bless you all.

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