Dorothy J. “Dottie” Ballantyne, 80, of Solon, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, at the Solon Nursing Care Center of kidney failure. Private family services were held at Oakland Cemetery in Solon. Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon is handling “Dottie’s” arrangements. Dottie was born May 6, 1936, in Pontiac, Michigan, the daughter of Lyle and Laura Reid. She graduated in 1954 from Van Nuys High School in California. She attended Graceland College in Lamoni, where she met her future husband, Jim Ballantyne. They married on Aug. 27, 1955, in Lamoni.