Elizabeth Rosemary Dean

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MONROE CITY, Mo. -- Elizabeth Rosemary Dean, 92, of Monroe City, died Friday (April 18, 2014) in Monroe City Manor.

She was born Oct. 10, 1921, in Monroe City, a daughter of Ezra Blodgett and Josie Ella Jane Rose Harn. She married James Henry Dean on April 6, 1946. He died Sept. 26, 1987.

Rosemary was a 1939 graduate of Monroe City High School. She was a member of Monroe City United Methodist Church.

She served her country in the United States Army during World War II as an 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 where 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.

Survivors include a son, Ron Dean, and his wife, Kathy, of Monroe City; two daughters, Linda Schafer and her husband, Carl, of Monroe City and Mary Ann Haden and her husband, Charlie, of Monroe City; five grandchildren, Brian Dean (Sara) of Frankford, Dawn Shoemaker (Craig) of Monroe City, Angela Gray (Chris) of Troy and Jim Haden and CJ Haden, both of Monroe City; nine great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Martha Harn of Monroe City; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Wesley, Raymond and Donald Harn; a sister, Lucille Shivers; and a brother-in-law, Harry Dean.

SERVICES: 10 a.m. Tuesday in Monroe City Methodist Church with Pastor Olivia Earlywine conducting. Burial will be in St. Jude Cemetery, Monroe City.

Active Pallbearers will be Brian Dean, Jim Haden, CJ Haden, Ralph Harn, Gary Harn and Steve Harn.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Mrs. Dean's granddaughters and great-grandchildren.

VISITATION: 5 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Garner Funeral Home and Chapel, Monroe City.

MEMORIALS: Monroe City Nutrition Center, Hospice Compassus of Macon, Mo., or donor's choice.

ARRANGEMENTS: Garner Funeral Home and Chapel.

WEBSITE: www.garnerfuneralchapel.com.

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Garner Funeral Home & Chapel
315 N Vine St Monroe City, MO 63456
(573) 735-4444
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Apr. 20 to Apr. 22, 2014
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