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Jean McKee passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on Oct 31, 2012, at the age of 81.

Jean is predeceased by her parents Fred and Gladyce Mackey and is survived by Jerry McKee, her husband of 37 years. Jean is remembered by her children and step children, John McKee of Tehachapi, Calif., Jerry McKee Jr. of Tehachapi, Calif., Joan Blagg of Anchorage, Alaska, Rich Blagg of Columbus, Ohio, Fred Blagg of Anchorage, Alaska, and Faith McKee of Anchorage, Alaska. She is also survived by her sister Jane, two brothers Jerry and Roy, and a host of other relatives.

Jean was born in Springfield, Mo., in 1931. She graduated from Urbana High School in 1949 and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Drury College and her master’s degree in education from Laverne University in California. She began her career as an educator in a one room school in Flatwoods, Mo., in 1951 and continued to teach children at the elementary level wherever she lived until she retired in Anchorage, Alaska, in 1986 whereupon she became a substitute teacher until 2002.

No visitation or services will be held at Jean’s request as she has donated her body for medical research. A private memorial will be held by the family in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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