Dorene Stanton

Dorene Adeline Stanton, age 87, of Charlotte, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born February 14, 1935, in Potterville, the daughter of Omer and Doris (Mulhollan) Carey. Dorene proudly served as the second female Mayor of Charlotte High School in 1952-1953. Here she also served as the Student Council President. On June 26, 1954, she married Harry F. Stanton at the First Congregational Church of Charlotte. Dorene was an avid golfer and member of the Charlotte Country Club for over 40 years. She had 3 hole-in-ones over the years. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Family was of the utmost importance to her. Both she and Harry always came home from Florida at Christmas time to be sure they were all together as a family. Dorene drove school bus for Charlotte Public Schools for nearly 37 years. She had the privilege of driving multiple generations of families here in town.
Dorene is survived by her husband of 67 years, Harry; daughter, Diane (Steven) Sowle of Charlotte; son, Chris (Cindy) Stanton of Charlotte; 7 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren, plus one more on the way; twin brother, Dean Carey; brother, Duane (Carolyn) Carey; and sister, Adeline Bridges; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Sue, Patricia, and Fonda.
In keeping with Dorene’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dorene’s memory to the charity of your choosing.
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The family is being served by the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home.