Dorothy Staten, 86, of Taylorville, died at 1:50 a.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017 in her home. Born on April 23, 1931, Dorothy was the daughter of Jesse and Mary (Clayton) Reid. She married Wayne Staten, and he preceded her in death. Dorothy was a spiritual woman, and she attended Grace Baptist Church in Taylorville. She was a member of the Eagles Club. She enjoyed bingo, garage sales, and especially cooking for her family. She will be dearly missed.
Dorothy is survived by her son Gary Lane (companion, April Park); adopted children: Wayne Staten, Martha Staten; grandchildren: Jody Brown (Joe Rusciolelli), Michael Staten, Jr., Lesley Grayson (James), Michelle Morrissey (John), Tamaira Deal (Shaun), Mark Staten, Andrea Lane, Cassandra Lane (David Keller); 18 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Bast (Denny); half-siblings: Jesse Reid, James Reid, Vernon Reid, Ronnie Reid, Carolyn Reid, Sharon Reid; sister-in-law: Ida Reed; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son and daughter-in-law: Mike and Linda Staten; siblings: Josephine Harbough, Lester Reed, Albert Reid, and Joanne Sallinger.
Per her wishes, Dorothy will be cremated and her family will host a Celebration of Life in August of 2017. McClure Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memories of Dorothy, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.