Doraine Tadlock

Doraine Branson Tadlock, 87, Columbia, died Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Mountain View Healthcare in Mountain View. She was only at the Healthcare three months. She previously lived in Willow Springs with her daughter, Shirleen and husband, Rick since May of 2012.

She was born April 10, 1930, to Everett and Rosalie (Mittendorf) Branson at Owensville.

She was united in marriage to Paul Albert Tadlock, Oct. 10, 1953, at First Baptist Church in Ferguson.

Doraine’s profession was that of a music teacher, giving private piano lessons in her studio. Prior to marriage she was the church secretary at Ferguson Baptist Church in Ferguson. The family delivered flowers for Nowells Fowers in Columbia for many years. She and her husband took care of many children in their home for a number of years, while their parents worked. She was the WMU Director for the Little Bonne Femme Association for more than 20 years. She was the church pianist or organist in many of the churches in which she served over the years.

She was a member of Maness Memorial Baptist Church in Cabool and was a former member of Prairie Grove Baptist Church in Columbia.

She was preceded in death by parents, Everett and Rosalie; and husband, Paul Tadlock.

She is survived by children, Rev. Mr. Richard Tadlock and wife Maria of St. Charles and Shirleen Pilcher and husband Richard of Willow Springs; grandchildren, Jeff Tadlock and wife Loren of O’Fallon, Patrick Tadlock of Columbia, Ryan Pilcher and wife Jessica of Springfield and Meredith Pilcher of Burlington, Ky.; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 3 at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville with Pastor Terry Brown officiating. Burial was in Countryside Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contribution to Maness Memorial Baptist Church for their new church van to help transport the elderly to church. Doraine has been a member of this church for the past 6 years. Address: P.O. Box 651, Cabool, MO 65689 Phone: (417) 962-4750.

Arrangements entrusted to Gottenstroeter Funeral Home, Owensville.

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