For 20 years Adelaide Daniels Key lived in Macon County. It is where she called home. It is where she raised her family. During her years in Franklin, Key was an active member of the community. A natural born philanthropist, Key put her heart and soul into everything she did.
“Adelaide was always involved in the community,” said Macon County Commissioner Kevin Corbin. “She moved here to raise her family and she loved everything she did. From her involvement here locally, to her efforts across Western North Carolina, everything she touched she made better. She will definitely be greatly missed.”
One of Western North Carolina’s best known philanthropists, at 78 years young, Key died in her home last week after a twoyear battle with cancer.