West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


Charleen Doremus was born in Couch, Missouri, the daughter of Willis Thompson and Velia Combs Thompson on July 24, 1935 and departed this life on August 18, 2020 at her home in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 85 years. 

She was united in marriage on October 11, 1952 to Billy Joe Doremus, who preceded her in death.

Charleen is survived by two daughters, Sandra St. Martin and husband, Anthony of Sharpsburg,  Georgia and Teresa Horton and husband, John of Thayer, Missouri; six grandchildren, Heather Futral and husband, Steve, Brande Reyer and husband, Jimmy, Travis Horton and wife, Stephanie, Tim St. Martin, Vanessa Frizzell and husband, Chris, and Billy Horton; two sisters, Mary Rogers and Helen Betts; three brothers, Billy Thompson, Robert Thompson and Boyd Thompson; twenty-one great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willis and Velia Thompson; her husband, Billy Joe Doremus; one daughter, Sharon Carol Lions; one sister, Maxine Brewer; four brothers, George Thompson, Buford Thompson, Otho Thompson and Glen Thompson; one infant brother; and two great grandchildren.  

Charleen was a Christian and of the Baptist faith.

She worked at the Winn Dixie grocery store, reaching the position of head cashier.

Charleen liked going to the senior center in Thayer. She also liked watching game shows on television and completing word search puzzles.  She loved her dog, Layla, who was her sidekick and partner in crime.

She especially loved her family and will be truly missed by her family and all that knew her.

Funeral services for Charleen D. Doremus will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Ronnie Rudd officiating.

The family will receive friends on Friday, August 21, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer, Missouri.

Burial will be on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at the Thayer Cemetery in Thayer, Missouri with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the OMC Cancer Treatment Center.



  1. Rosie Mainprize
    August 20, 2020 @ 8:11 pm

    Charlene was at Fun and Friends Senior Center often and was always a joy to visit with..a lovely lady. We will certainly miss her . Sending prayers to her family.


  2. Sheli Cantore
    August 21, 2020 @ 9:12 am

    I am so very sorry to hear of Charleens passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. Praying for Gods comfort over you all during this time. Prayers Hugs and love sent your way.


  3. Sheli Cantore
    August 21, 2020 @ 6:15 pm

    I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.
    God bless you and comfort you all!❤


  4. Sheli Cantore
    August 21, 2020 @ 6:21 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. God bless and comfort you.


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