Inez Duffin Key Baltimore teacher

November 30, 1990

A memorial service for Inez Duffin Key, who headed home economics departments at two Baltimore high schools, will be held at noon tomorrow at the Joseph L. Russ Funeral Home, 2222 W. North Ave.

Mrs. Key, who was 98 and lived on Druid Hill Avenue for many years, died Nov. 16 at Keswick after a heart attack.

She retired in 1965 from Frederick Douglass High School. She also headed the home economics department at Dunbar High School and supervised home economics teaching in evening school programs during more than 40 years in the Baltimore school system.

Earlier, she was a dietitian at what is now Bowie State University and at what is now Winston-Salem University in North Carolina. She also was a consultant to other schools.

The former Inez Harriet Duffin was born in Poolesville and graduated from what is now Hampton University, in Virginia. She earned a master's degree at Columbia University and did further graduate work at Rutgers University, the University of Chicago and the University of California at Berkeley.

A former president of the DuBois Circle, she had also led a civic organization in the 2200 block of Druid Hill Avenue.

She was a member of the National Education Association, retired teacher organizations and the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. She was also a supporter of Union Baptist Church.

Mrs. Key also wrote more than 200 poems, some of them published.

Her husband, Charles C. Key, who was dean of men at Morgan State University, died in 1952.

Mrs. Key is survived by a niece, Sandra Mills of Washington.

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