Dorothy Alice States
July 7, 1934 – September 12, 2019
Dorothy Alice Carpenter States was born on July 7th, 1934 to Fred and Ruth Carpenter in Kansas City, Kansas. She had three siblings, Chet, May and Roy. She married William Warren States on March 8th, 1949. Dorothy and Warren were married fifty-six years and they had five children, William, Gary, Eddy, Alice and John. They later adopted two daughters, Misty and Mikaila.
Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, her husband and three of her children, Eddy States, Alice Kiana, John States, and a great granddaughter.
She is survived by her sons William States and wife Ann, Gary States, and two daughters Misty Payne and Mikaila Payne. Her son-in-law Howard Kiana and daughter-in-law Norma States.
Dorothy leaves eight grandchildren. Bill States and wife Laure-Lee, Sarah Thomas and husband Duncan, Bobby States and wife Tanya, Missey Payne and husband Jerod, Matt Kiana and wife Jessie, Mike Kiana and wife Rebecca, John Paul States and wife Sarah and Deana Kay Hendrix and husband Jeremy. Dorothy was blessed with 33 great-grandchildren and 4 great- great grandchildren. She loved all her babies.
On Thursday September 12th Dorothy was able to rest, she fought a good fight. Dorothy was a woman of faith and has been waiting on the Lord to call her home for some time now. I hope as family and friends we are all able to take comfort in knowing that she is at peace and not suffering any more. Dorothy enjoyed spending time with family. She loved the outdoors gardening and fishing. Dorothy was very artistic and for a while she was able to share her love of ceramics with family and friends by offering lessons in ceramics. Many family members and friends were gifted hand painted items by Dorothy and have them until this day. Dorothy had a love for all animals both big and small. Her favorite animals were birds of all kinds and her dog Spanky.
You can shed tears that she is gone Or you can smile because she has lived You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back Or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday You can remember her and only that she’s gone Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back Or you can do what she’d want: Smile, Open your eyes, love and go on
- Chris Howard
- Matt Kiani
- Mike Kiani
- Bill States
- John Paul States
- Duncan Thomas
- Howard Kiani, Honorary Pallbearer
- Joe McGuire, Honorary Pallbearer
- Visitation Tuesday, September 17, 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, September 17, 2019
- Committal Service Tuesday, September 17, 2019