John L. Dean of Blackwell passed away Tuesday, May 5, at the age of 73 years. He was a very skillful and proud Union Carpenter and a member of Carpenter’s Local 2214 St. Louis. He was a nature lover and enjoyed building birdhouses and feeders and watching the birds around his home. He liked spending time woodworking and particularly liked helping friends and family with their building projects.
He is survived by his wife Terry, five daughters Rhonda Coleman of Cadet, Debbie Gerlach of Bonne Terre, Joannie Love of Sullivan, Deena Meinhardt of DeSoto, and Debbie Ciliberto of Festus, four brothers, Eddie Dean of Dittmer, Ronnie Dean of Kansas City, Raymond Boyer of Texas, and Vince Boyer of Cadet, three sisters, Alice Chambliss of Minnesota, Carolyn Kincaid of Cadet and Mary Kay Vandergriff of Cadet, thirteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and many dear friends.
Memorial Service for John Dean will be Saturday evening at 7 at the Mahn Funeral Home in DeSoto.
A memorial gathering will be held Saturday from 4 until the time of the service at the funeral home.