- 81 years old
- Date of birth: Nov 1, 1933
- Date of passing: Dec 12, 2014
Dorothy Lois (Kelso) MacNair – born November 1, 1933; died December 12, 2014 Dorothy MacNair was born in Chicago, Illinois of Harold Robert Kelso and Mary Margaret Matthews Kelso. She spent most of her childhood in Silver Spring, MD and moved to Kansas City when she was 16. She graduated from Southwest High School in 1951, went to Park College, and graduated from Roosevelt University of Chicago in 1955. She attended Chicago Theological Seminary several semesters, and got her Master’s Degree from West Texas State University. She married Wilmer MacNair in 1953 and had two children in 1958 and 1967. Before returning to Kansas City in 1971, she lived in Elmhurst, IL, Memphis, TN and Canyon, TX. Dorothy spent many years with the Kansas City Missouri School District as an English teacher, and then was a School Psychological Examiner for many years before her retirement in 2003. She was an attender of the Penn Valley Meeting of Friends (Quakers) in Kansas City. She died peacefully in her sleep of natural causes in her home. She leaves a daughter Rachel Mary MacNair, a son Daniel Everett MacNair, a grandson Matthew Daniel MacNair, and two sisters, Margaret Kelso and Elisa Lakin. Her brother Todd Kelso pre-deceased her.
THROUGH MAN'S GLASS
Through Man's glass, darkly, now I see you all,
Each one a friend whom I have never made.
Associates you are, and it might fall
That some of you companions are. Deep-laid
Your souls salute my soul, itself shown bare
Of animal propensity. But we
Are not now soul and soul alone. Now care,
Pride, selfishness, conceit, cupidity,
And all the rest of erring Mankind's traits
Bar union of our minds and spirits; thus,
We shall not here be friends, for Time creates
Only a few real friends for each of us.
It will not be till earthly life shall end
That we shall face to face be friends with friend.
--Dorothy Lois Kelso
"Hey, mom -- we're still celebrating your birthday the same way you always celebrated it with us, by ordering in Chinese food. That'll be for the rest of our lives."
"I was shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Dorothy.
She was a much-liked and respected member of an internet group that I founded. It is a clear indication of her sense of humour that she joined a group named ROF (Retired Old Farts) where she was an active participant in our weekly online Chat Session.
DL, as we knew her, brought so much to ROF...
We truly miss her..."
"i remember when Dorothy used to come to Meeting. Have really missed her in recent years. Holding you all in the Light through this difficult transition."
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