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ELAINE JOY COWLES DEAN

Elaine Joy Cowles Dean, 85, of Overland Park, passed away peacefully August 24, 2013. She was born and raised in Wichita, Kan. She attended Northwestern University where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. Upon graduation with a degree in Biology, she married William (Bud) Dean and returned to Wichita where she worked at Boeing. She then managed the home while raising son, Bill, and daughter, Cynthia. In 1971, they moved to Overland Park. She was a 30-year volunteer for the Channel 19 Public TV Auction. Elaine enjoyed hiking during vacations near Estes Park since the 1930s. She especially enjoyed lots of Bridge, Sudoku, and reading. Elaine was a 30-year member of Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church, where she enjoyed maintaining the garden. She is preceded in death by her husband, William C. Dean and her brother, George Cowles. She leaves her son and daughter- in-law, Bill and Marguerite Dean, her daughter, Cynthia Doan, her granddaughter, Allison Doan, and brother, Gordon Cowles and family. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church, 9300 Nall Avenue, Overland Park. The family will receive guests following the ceremony. Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas City Public Television, www.kcpt.org/donate/. Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.overlandparkchapel.com Arr.: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66204 (913) 648- 6224. D.W. Newcomer's and Sons Funeral Homes, Cemeteries, Crematories.

Published in Kansas City Star on Aug. 28, 2013
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