Dorothy S. Kilty of Spring Island, South Carolina passed away peacefully in her home on January 2nd, 2016 after a long and happy life with her husband of 60 years, S. Timothy Kilty.\n\nDorothy was named Dorothea Laura Simonet at her birth on February 16th, 1929 by her parents, Joseph and Helen Simonet in Stillwater, MN.\nShe was the youngest of three children and is survived by her brothers Dode (Joseph) and Thomas.\n\nDorothy attended Stephen's College in Columbia, Missouri and the University of Minnesota, studying art and design. Eager to see the world outside of her birthplace, she moved to Los Angeles to work in the advertising business and enjoy Southern California in the early 1950's. \n\nDorothy met the love of her life on the golf course and married Stephen Timothy Kilty on July 2, 1955 in Bayport, MN. They soon moved to Chicago when Tim was drafted into the Army for military intelligence. Their first child, Mary Claire, was born in Chicago in 1956.\n\nAfter two more children, Laura and David, and many moves to Cincinnati, OH, Columbus, OH, Sharon, PA, and Dallas, TX the couple finally settled in the western suburbs of Cleveland in 1968 to raise their children and settle into the community of Bay Village. Dorothy was a wonderful and caring mother who provided her children with a loving home and tremendous educational and athletic opportunities. She was a devout Catholic and a great believer in the power of prayer offering Novenas in times of family crises.\n\nDorothy had a wonderful sense of style and enjoyed interior design. She loved clothes shopping and always helped her family dress well but find a good bargain! Dorothy was a great list maker; she organized and economized the family's needs and finances, stretching dollars to the max. Dorothy loved to tell stories which became more elaborate with each telling.\n\n She loved to play golf and continued playing well throughout her adult life. As a teenager she was the Minnesota State Amateur Champion and later became one of the top women's golfers in Northern Ohio. She was recognized as a sports legend in 2013 by the St. Croix Valley Sports Hall of Fame in Minnesota. After her "nest was emptied" she and Tim became USGA Rules officials and worked at many local and national tournaments from the 1980's until 2005. \n\nDorothy and Tim moved to Spring Island in 2000 after Tim's retirement.\nThey built their home surrounded by the natural beauty of South Carolina's low country where they were welcomed by the gracious southern hospitality of the residents and staff of the Spring Island\ncommunity.\n\nDorothy is predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Helen Simonet, her sister-in-law, Jean Simonet (Dode's wife). She is survived by her husband, S. Timothy Kilty of Spring Island, SC, daughter Mary Claire Kilty of New York, NY, daughter, Laura Anne Kilty, son-in-law Bruce Kramer, granddaughters Anna and Madeline Kramer of Cooperstown, NY, son David Martin Kilty, daughter-in-law Marie Kilty, grandchildren Evelyn and Ian Kilty of Centennial, CO, brother Joseph (Dode) Simonet , brother Thomas and Cissy Simonet, sister-in-law Anne and Mark Wiberg, and many nieces and nephews and their families.\n\nSpecial thanks to the wonderful staff at Agape Senior Hospice Care and Right at Home for their tender care of Dorothy and her family during this difficult time. And much gratitude to Dr. Donald Fox at MUSC for his care of Dorothy through her last years.\n\nA Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, January 8, 2016 at 10 AM at The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah, GA. Interment will follow in The Catholic Cemetery\n\nDonations in memorial to Dorothy should be given to Agape Senior Hospice Services in Bluffton, SC.