Dorothy K. (nee Karantonis) Kee, 83, of Highland Heights,
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passed away Oct. 20, 2013, in Beachwood.
She was born Dec. 15, 1929, in Canton and lived in Highland Heights for 50 years and was a former resident of Canton.
Dorothy was a former council woman in Highland Heights and a long-time elementary school teacher in the Mayfield City School District, primarily at the Lander Road School.
A graduate of Lehman High School in Canton, she received her bachelor's degree in Business from Bowling Green State University, and master's of Education from Case Western Reserve
She was a member of the First Unitarian Church of Shaker Heights, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, and active in MARC and the American Field Service (AFS). Dorothy was fond of violin and other classical music.
Following her retirement, she enjoyed working as a substitute teacher in Mayfield, as well as collecting sea glass during her summers on the outer banks of North Carolina. She enjoyed travelling extensively with her husband to Europe, North Africa, Asia and Central America. Many will remember her as a generous and gregarious woman who loved people and enjoyed politics.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Virgil; daughters, Cynthia Smith (husband Jeffery) and Nancy Kee (husband William Motzko) both of Virginia; grandchildren, Connor and Haley Smith, and Kelly and Cooper Motzko; and a dear friend of many.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Konstantinos and Georgia (nee Churchurus) Karantonis.
A celebration of Dorothy's life will take place at a later date. Arrangements handled by DeJohn Crematory.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Dorothy's memory to The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF), 383 Main Ave., 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851 (www.themmrf.org).
Online obituaries and condolences at www.DeJohnCares.com.
Published in www.News-Herald.com from Oct. 26 to Oct. 27, 2013