|Irene E. Dean, age 95, of Rural Knoxville, Illinois died at 6:45 A.M. on Friday, December 2, 2011 at Marigold Rehabilitation Health Care Center, Galesburg, Illinois.
She was born on November 2, 1916 in Carmen, Illinois, the daughter of Albert and Emma Tofflemayer Bundy. She was reared and educated in Carmen, Illinois. She married Harold E. Dean, Sr. on November 12, 1938 in Burlington, Iowa. He preceded her in death in September of 1972.
Surviving is a son, Harold E. (Kathy) Dean of Knoxville, Illinois. Two Grandchildren: Denny (Joan) Dean of Knoxville, Illinois and Kimberly (William) Elgin of Knoxville, Illinois, and nine Great Grandchildren. Two sisters: Martha Cross of Galesburg, Illinois and Evelyn Qualls of Galesburg, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, fifteen brothers and sisters, and one great-grandchild.
She worked as an assembler at the former OMC Corporation for 28 years, until she retired.
She enjoyed bowling.
Memorial Services will be held from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at the Knoxville Masonic Lodge, Knoxville, Illinois. There will be no Burial. In-lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation. On-line condolences or sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com