Shirley A. Dean

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Shirley A. Dean, 84, of Finksburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at Carroll Hospice's Dove House.

Born Jan. 18, 1929, in Holidaysburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William K. and Ruby Hentz Wilson.

She worked for 40 years as a registered nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She was known as a gentle and caring person. She retired in 1992 and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a woman of faith and attended LifePoint Church.

She was artistic and enjoyed painting, sculpting and could play the piano by ear. She enjoyed cooking and animals, especially her Labrador Retriever, Winston and her Pit Bull, Bentley.

Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law Dana and John Plevyak, of Finksburg, and Tanya and Gary Krall, of Saratoga, Calif.; and grandchildren Lindsey and Jonathan Plevyak, of Finksburg.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday at Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster, with Adam and Melody Workman, of LifePoint Church, officiating. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Carroll Hospice Dove House, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157.

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Pritts Funeral Home
412 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157
Published in Carroll County Times on Aug. 8, 2013
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