Dorothy Alene Santee, 92, of Brown Avenue, Belington, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at her home following an extended illness.
She was born Nov. 23, 1921, at Valley Grove, a daughter of the late Harry H. and Villa (Galentine) McDonald.
Survivors include two sons, Leslie Wayne Santee and wife, Patricia, of Pomfret, Md., and James David Santee and companion, Rachelle White, who was Dorothy's caregiver; son-in-law, William R. Povish II of Philippi; one sister, Ruth Miller of Wheeling; grandchildren, William R. Povish III, Julie Lynn Santee and husband, James Vannoy, and Nancyjo Santee; great-grandchildren, Nicole Hudson, Kylie Muldoon, Tara Vannoy, Jessica Saltzman and Victoria Mills; three great-great-grandchildren; special friends, Richard and Linda Jones and Darlene Moats; and Rachelle's children, Zackery White, Isaiah White and Cieara White Harper.
She also was preceded in death by her daughter, Joyce Alene Povish; by granddaughters, Amy Elizabeth Shipley and Jill Ann Santee; by a brother, Paul McDonald; and by three sisters, Jean Epler, Martha Pyle and Mary Higgins.
Mrs. Santee retired from Barbour County Public Schools following 33 years service as a teacher's aide, media specialist at Belington Elementary School and Title One teacher at Belington Elementary and Middle Schools. She was also employed in the first Head Start program in Belington. She was a member of Barbour County Association of Retired School Employees. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church where she was a member of United Methodist Women, a Sunday school teacher and advisor to Methodist Youth Fellowship. She was a member of Philippi Chapter 41 Order of the Eastern Star and a former member and Past Worthy Matron of Belington Chapter 81 Order of the Eastern Star, member and Past Noble Grand of Belington Rebekah Lodge and an advisor to Theta Rho. She was a former 4-H Leader and was a charter member of the Barbour County Fair Association where she served on the Queen's Committee. She was a member of the Woman's Club of Belington and the Red Hat Society of Elkins.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, from Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel, 609 Crim Ave. in Belington. The Rev. Jim Murphy of Otterbein United Methodist Church will officiate, and interment will follow in Stringtown Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 until 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9 until 11 a.m., the funeral hour. Philippi Chapter 41 Order of the Eastern Star will conduct Memorial Services at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.
Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel was entrusted with the arrangements.