In Loving Memory…

Charlotte Pauline Staton

Charlotte Pauline Staton, 74, of Sedalia, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at Life Care Center in Carrollton.

She was born February 13, 1943, in Vallejo, CA, the daughter of John and Marjorie Ruth Wakefield.

On November 21, 1986, in Chillicothe, MO, she was united in marriage to Donald Staton.

Charlotte was a Christian and was a member of the Broadway Baptist Church in Sedalia. She held various occupations throughout her life including being a beautician, truck driver, EMT, and TV producer. She enjoyed computing, singing, boat riding and fishing. She loved being with her family and church family. She was always taking care of everybody and will be remembered for her loving personality.

In addition to her husband of 31 years, she is survived by eight children, Ronald Blankenship, of Lake Ozark, Sherry Gustin, of Kansas City, Penny Burk, of Kansas City, Dennis Blankenship, of Independence, Daniel Blankenship, of Ormond Beach, FL, Carmen Smith, of Dearborn, Leanna Graham, of Port St. Lucie, FL, and Crissy Staton, of Carrollton; four step-children, Julie Dick, of Sapulpa, OK, April Staton, Donald Staton Jr. and Rachel Harman, all of Carrollton; 34 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; three sisters, Barbara Patredis, Marjorie Pundmann and Beverly Saenz; and two brothers, John Wakefield and Kenneth Wakefield.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Rhonda Crawford; and brother, Paul Wakefield.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 2, at Heckart Funeral Home, with the Rev. Tim Rehmer officiating.

Casket bearers will be her grandsons.

Burial will be in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to American Diabetes Association.


  1. Rachel Wolters :

    Thoughts and prayers .she will be missed by all .

  2. We already miss your beautiful smile and gracious heart. Thank you for being such a wonderful mama. My heart has such a big hole that wont be filled until we can be together again. You made such a positive difference in so many people’s lives. May you be happy forever now. I miss and love 💘 you with all my heart and soul.

  3. Monica Laycook :

    Memories mean everything. So sorry she has moved on, but the memories last forever.

  4. Christina Daniel Chapman :

    So sorry for your loss, she will be greatly missed. I lived her like an Aunt, Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers

  5. So sorry for your loss Daniel Blankenship and for the rest of your family prayers for you all.

  6. Loved by many she captured my heart. I will love you forever. While in heaven meet my parents and grandparents till I join you all . Miss you now but remember sweet smile and living words. Love ,Berneta Quick (Bea)

  7. Vicki (Simmons) Leakey :

    I will always remember her with a beautiful smile. So kind and caring. When she lived across the street from me in Bogard, I remember going over to her house and helping her test on her cosmetology course. It amazed me there was so much to actually learn about fixing hair but she was wonderful at it she will be missed and I will save her memory forever. My sincere sympathies and thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  8. Sarah Lynn BeVelle :

    My dear MeMaw. Spending the last few days will will be a time I will always cherish. Your love for the Lord will always be my inspiration to share his love. I find comfort knowing He has a special room prepared just for you. You’ll forever be my angel, my memaw.
    I love you so much, Beautiful.
    — Sarah Lynn 🙇🏼‍♀️

  9. We went to High School together. Marjorie Pundmann sorry for the passing of your sister. My thoughts are with you.

  10. Sherry Gustin :

    Mom , Thank you for never giving up on me. For talking to be about God every chance you could. Momma I will always remember your beautiful , most giving soul. I will always treasure my memories of you. RIP Sherry Lynn

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