• 81 years old
  • Born on November 1, 1933 .
  • Passed away on December 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, 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


Posted by Rachel MacNair on 1st November 2018
Another year passes, and it's your birthday without you. I'm about to stop being a woman in my 50s and start being a woman in my 60s - right on schedule, three days after your birthday. You would have been turning 85 today. I miss you so much.
Posted by Rachel MacNair on 1st November 2017
I keep finding things I want so much to tell you, and news events I want so much to hear your opinion on. I miss you so very much.
Posted by Matthew MacNair on 1st November 2017
We love and miss you always
Posted by Rachel MacNair on 1st November 2016
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.
Posted by David Nale on 6th January 2015
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...
Posted by Linda Ray on 2nd January 2015
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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