Iona C. Dorn, a veteran Baltimore County public schools educator who maintained a lifelong interest in county and Maryland history, died Monday at Genesis Cromwell Center in Parkville from complications from an infection. The longtime Phoenix, Baltimore County, resident, was 98.
The former Iona Mae Claytor was born in Baltimore, the daughter of Thomas L. Claytor, a farmer, and his wife, Wilhelmina Groth Claytor, a Curtis Bay Coast Guard Yard sailmaker.
When she was 2 years old, she moved to the Brooklyn home of an uncle and aunt, Floyd Musk, and his wife, Ethel Musk, who raised their niece.
She was a 1938 graduate of Southern High School, where she was class...