GODFREY - Dorothy J. Parton, 82, died Thursday, October 13, 2016, at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis, Missouri. Born September 25, 1934, in Alton, she was the daughter of Lenus and Gladys (Laske) Kaus. Mrs. Parton was a secretary for Queen Insurance Agency in Alton and a bookkeeper for the Alton School District. After her children were raised, she worked for Famous Barr, then Macy's at Alton Square Mall. She was a lifetime member of Cherry St. Baptist Church and was currently a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ. On September 2, 1953, she married Raymond H. Parton in Alton. He preceded her in death on June 12, 2016. Surviving is a daughter, Susan Parton Stanard of Godfrey; a son, Michael Parton of Jacksonville, Florida; a grandson, Ray Stanard of Godfrey; and a sister, Marcella Korum of St. Louis, Missouri. She is also survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Eloise (Parton) Johann (Donald) of Alton, brother-in-law, Ronald Parton of California, and many nieces and nephews. Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Stephen H. Parton. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Oct. 22, 2016, at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Godfrey. Gent Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook and information may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com .
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