PIQUA — Dean E. Whitlow, 71, of Piqua, died at 5:35 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at Koester Pavilion, Troy. He was born Feb. 4, 1943, in Piqua, to the late William and Laura (Fitzpatrick) Whitlow. On June 25, 1966, in Piqua, he married Betty Chappie. She preceded him in death Nov. 3, 2005.
Dean is survived by two sons, Dean Whitlow Jr., Piqua and Louis Whitlow, Sidney; one daughter and son-in-law, Susan Whitlow, San Antonio, Texas; four grandchildren, Alexander, Amanda, Adreena and Anthony Smith, San Antonio, Texas; four sisters: Marie Edwards, Ariz., Wanda Weymer, Piqua, Ruth Shaffer, Sidney, and Linda Stevens, Piqua; two brothers, Robert Whitlow, Piqua and Dale Whitlow, Franklin. Preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.
Dean was a member of St. Boniface Church, Piqua. He graduated from Piqua High School in 1961. Dean proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1961-1965. He worked at Monarch Machine and Tool in Sidney for 15 years.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua, with the Rev. Fr. Thomas Bolte as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua. Friends may call from 12-1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Miami County Humane Society, 1190 N. County Rd. 25-A, P. O. Box 789, Troy, OH 45373. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.melcher-sowers.com.