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Susan Estelle Cammack

December 2, 1953 — June 13, 2023

Overland Park

 

Susan Estelle Cammack was born Dec. 2, 1953, in Ames, Iowa, to Hobart and Jane Cammack.

Hobart was a still a Ph.D. student when Susan was born -- in fact he had just pulled a long night

on a lab report the night before Jane went into labor. Hobart went on to become a chemical

engineer while Jane became a homemaker after graduating college and working in office jobs in

her early adulthood.

 

The family, along with younger brother Robert, lived Westerfield, New Jersey, and Johnson

County, Kansas, while Susan was growing up.

 

Susan graduated from Shawnee Mission High School in Overland Park, Kansas, in 1971 before

returning to Iowa to attend college. She graduated from the University of Iowa in 1975, majoring

in English out of an early love of reading and literature.

 

While attending college in Iowa, she met fellow student Dale Unglesbee, whom she married in

1975. During their 10 year marriage, they had three children: Gloria, Katy and Ben.

While raising the children, Susan worked full-time in a series of clerical and administrative jobs.

With a lifelong passion for learning and self-improvement, she opted to continue her education

and pursued graduate work following a major surgery.

 

While earning a master’s in business, she taught and tutored with the Johnson County

Community College math department. She went on to earn an MBA from Avila College in

Kansas City, Missouri in 1998, and a Ph.D. in accounting and economics from University of

Missouri-Columbia in 2002.

 

From there, Susan held professor positions in accounting at Washburn University in Topeka,

Kansas, and Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. She retired early due to chronic health

issues stemming from a severe case of rheumatoid arthritis that was confirmed in her teenage

years and persisted through her life. On retirement, Susan returned to Overland Park.

 

Susan will be remembered for her love of learning and education, music, animals, lively debate

at the dinner table, as well as her tenacity of spirit in the face of steep physical challenges.

She died on June 13, 2023, after years of mounting health complications. She is survived by

brother Robert, her children (Gloria Soliz, Katy Joseph and Ben Unglesbee) and six

grandchildren. She was preceded in death by Hobart (2014) and Jane (2023).

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Friday, June 16, 2023

11:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

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