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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Elizabeth Rosemary Dean

  • Elizabeth Rosemary Dean, 92, of Monroe City, Missouri, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, at the Monroe City Manor, Monroe City, Missouri.
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  • Elizabeth Rosemary Dean, 92, of Monroe City, Missouri, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, at the Monroe City Manor, Monroe City, Missouri.
    She was born October 10, 1921, in Monroe City, Missouri, the daughter of Ezra Blodgett and Josie Ella Jane Rouse Harn.
    Rosemary was a 1939 graduate of Monroe City High School, Monroe City, Missouri. She was a member of the Monroe City United Methodist Church.
    She served her country in the United States Army during World War II as a Administrative NCO, where she received the American Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, WAAC Service Ribbon and the World War II Victory Medal. After returning from the war Rosemary and her husband, Henry, raised their family on the farm. She was a former 4-H leader, member of the Hassard Homemakers Extension Club, and a member of the United Methodist Women’s Organization at the church were she received the UMW Special Achievement Award. Rosemary was also a past honoree of the John Fields Award given by the Monroe City Chamber of Commerce. She loved to read and work crossword puzzles in her spare time.
    She married James Henry Dean April 6, 1946, and he preceded her in death September 26, 1987.
    Survivors include one son, Ron Dean and wife, Kathy, Monroe City, Missouri; two daughters, Linda Schafer and husband, Carl, Monroe City, Missouri, and Mary Ann Haden and husband, Charlie, Monroe City, Missouri; five grandchildren, Brian Dean (Sara), Frankford, Missouri, Dawn Shoemaker (Craig), Monroe City, Missouri, Angela Gray (Chris), Troy, Missouri, Jim Haden and C.J. Haden, both of Monroe City, Missouri.  
    Also surviving nine great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Martha Harn, Monroe City; and several nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers, Wesley, Raymond and Donald Harn; one sister, Lucille Shivers; and one brother-in-law, Harry Dean.
    Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the Monroe City Methodist Church, Monroe City, Missouri. Pastor Olivia Earlywine will officiate. Burial will be at the St. Jude Cemetery, Monroe City, Missouri.
    Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday evening at the Garner Funeral Home, Monroe City, Missouri.
    Pallbearers will be Brian Dean, Jim Haden, C.J. Haden, Ralph Harn, Gary Harn and Steve Harn.
    Honorary pallbearers will be Mrs. Dean's granddaughters and great-grandkids.
    Memorials have been suggested to the Monroe City Nutrition Center, Hospice Campus of Macon, Missouri, or donor’s choice.
    Garner Funeral Home and Chapel, Monroe City, Missouri is in charge of arrangements.
    Online condolences can be made at garnerfuneralchapel.com.

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