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610 S. Duncan St.
Stillwater, OK 74074
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Dolores Starling

Dolores Loretta Starling

Saturday March 6, 1943 - Wednesday March 17, 2021
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Dolores L. (Smith) Shelton Starling was called to her heavenly home March 17, 2021. Born in Stillwater, Oklahoma to Durell and Lola Smith on March 6, 1943 she was the oldest of six children. Dolores married Melvin ‘Curly’ Shelton on December 24, 1959. Together they shared 48 and a half years of marriage and two sons; Ron and Dan Shelton.

Dolores and Curly raised their sons in Stillwater. One of her greatest joys in life was being a mother. There was only one name she loved being called more than mom and that was Grandma. Dolores had a gift of being unconditional. Anyone who knew her knew they would always be greeted with love, kindness and care. Her nurturing spirit and gentle ways made her a friend to everyone. She was excellent at meeting people where they were in life with no judgment and making them feel as though they were the most important person. She left none of her gifts unused; as she worked her favorite job as a door greeter at Wal-Mart, she was able to bring her love of people to life making many friends. Dolores and Curly settled in Perkins where she went on to work as a caregiver to many residents. Dolores was a loving caregiver to Curly until his passing.

Her love for the Lord was unparalleled. Both her sweet smile and laughter were contagious. In 2010 Dolores married Rev. Lorn Starling and together they shared their love of Christ with others as he served as minister at the Tryon Assembly of God. It filled her soul to help minister to the people of their congregation. In her free time, she loved to cozy up in her chair and watch Westerns. Every year she looked forward to planning and attending family reunions. Dolores loved butterflies and her family and friends will take comfort in knowing she is near when they see them. She deeply loved people and truly never met a stranger.

Dolores is preceded in death by her parents, husband Melvin ‘Curly’ Shelton, niece Tammy Russell, husband Rev. Lorn Starling

Dolores is survived by her children; Ron and wife Jackie Shelton and Dan Shelton. Grandchildren; Dara Brown, Chris and wife Kaylee Shelton, Michael and wife Amy Shelton, Robert and wife Nicki Shelton, Jessica Shelton and significant other Kasey Higgins, Erica Shelton, Tony and wife Sara Shelton and Brittany Shelton. Siblings; Kenny and wife Evelyn Smith, Lola Jean and husband Charlie Swanson, Joyce Cook, Martha and husband Robert Settle, James and wife Donna Smith. Sister at heart; Sherry Smith. Sixteen great grandchildren, and several special nieces and nephews.
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    Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 | 10:30am
    Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 10:30am
    Strode Funeral Home Chapel
    610 South Duncan Street
    Stillwater, OK 74074
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