Kitty P. Keller, 79, of Medina, passed away on December 6, 2022 at Hospice of Medina County after a short illness. Kitty was born on October 9, 1943 in Lodi, Ohio to Asa and Frances (Bowman) Dean.
Kitty was a retired Detective of the Medina County Sheriff’s Office, primarily dealing with crimes against children and women. She was the department’s first female detective and, as such, was the “victim” of a mother turned officer cartoon featured in the Medina County Gazette and A local tv station’s , rather corny, story on Miss Kitty and Matt Dillion, a fellow officer.
Kitty enjoyed the outdoors, and spent as much time outside as possible. She spent many hours in the county parks, usually with her camera in hand, and enjoyed riding in the car, windows down, music blaring. She shared her love of music with her family and had a beautiful singing voice. Kitty’s love of animals began with her childhood horses. Throughout the years, she had goats, pigs, rabbits and her beloved German Shepherds. She never turned away a stray animal, and in her later years, she adored her little yippy dogs.
Kitty is survived by her children, Anne Gregoire (Jim Minor) of Medina, Tim (Laura) Gregoire of Rancho Cucamonga, CA., Jamie (Lori) Gregoire of Medina, Greg (Janet) Massie of Homerville and Brian (Kelly) Massie of Spencer. Also left to cherish their memories are her grandchildren, Angela Johnson, Tiffanie (Don)Kott, Danielle Gregoire, Justine Gregoire, Christian Gregoire, Shawn Massie, Jonathan Massie, Courtney Massie, Bre Massie and Emily Ogg. Also surviving are great grandchildren, Jaden, Nathan, Shelbie, Audrey, Anslee and Russell.
Bollinger Funeral Services assisted the family.