Mary Ellen Dean

Mary Ellen Dean, 89, of Carey, died at 7:30 a.m. Monday, April 29, 2013, at Wyandot County Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Upper Sandusky.

She was born Feb. 3, 1924, in Findlay, daughter of Harvey E. and Esther M. (Krichbaum) Redick. Mary Ellen married Jack D. Dean April 25, 1943, and he preceded her in death Sept. 29, 1995.

She is survived by a son, Roger (Joyce) Dean of Carey; two grandsons, Michael Dean of Carey and Brian Dean of Island Park, N.Y.; one great-granddaughter, Lauren; one sister-in-law, Joy Dean of Carey; and several nieces and nephews.

She also was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Harold E. Redick.

Mary Ellen was a 1942 graduate of Vanlue High School and attended Bliss Business College, Columbus. She was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Mary Martha class.

Friends will be received noon-2 p.m. with her funeral beginning at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey. Allen Dean will officiate. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or Hospice of Wyandot County in care of Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey, OH 43316-1169.

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