Katherine Johnstone Elliott

Katherine Johnstone Elliott, 89, formerly of Brevard and Hendersonville, died on August 16, 2013 under hospice care in Southfield MI. She is survived by her children, William Clayton (Dora), Judith Ann (Arnie Alpert)and Janet Campbell (Jack); her 3 beloved grandchildren Donald (Crystal) Elliott, Jim (Kim) Elliott, Margaret Berry, great granddaughter Evelyn, brother Robert (Mary Ann) Johnstone and numerous nieces and nephews. Kay was preceded in death by her husband Donald Elliott whom she married December 29, 1945, and her brothers Edward and William. She earned her Masters degree and Ph.D in educational psychology from Wayne State University. She retired from Royal Oak Schools as Director of Pupil Personnel Services in 1985. She and Don then moved to North Carolina where they enjoyed active lives, including volunteer work and world travel. Kay lived her final years in Troy,MI near family. A private memorial service will be held in the future. Donations may be made in her name to Michigan Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity in Brevard, NC or giver's choice.

Published in The Times-News from Aug. 24 to Aug. 25, 2013