Dorothy J. Taylor 1929-2013

PLATTSBURG, Mo. – Dorothy J. Taylor, 84, formerly of Brookfield, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Clinton Care and Rehab in Plattsburg, Mo., following an extended illness.

She was born April 18, 1929, in Brookfield, the daughter of the late Clinton R. and Grace E. Clark Rieser.

Dorothy was a 1947 graduate of Brookfield High School and had worked as a cosmetician for Thrift Drug Store in Niles and at the Dollar Store in Brookfield before her retirement.

She is survived by her daughter, Karen S. (Elmer) Mays of Olive Hill, Ky.; two grandchildren, Holly and Dean; and three great-grandchildren, Harmony, Heavenly and Braxton Dean.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her daughter, Darlene Ward; son, Dean Taylor; two brothers, Lamont and Wilbur Rieser; and her sister, Mina Rinck.

Burial will take place Monday morning in Brookfield Township Cemetery.

The Madasz Chapel of Lane Family Funeral Homes has been entrusted with the arrangements for Dorothy.

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