Meadville Tribune

August 13, 2013

Winifred (Winnie) L. Dean

Meadville Tribune

GREENVILLE — Winifred (Winnie) L. Dean, 91, of 9 Penn Ave., Greenville, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to be reunited with her parents and sister on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, surrounded by her family.

Winnie fought a courageous year-long battle with lung cancer and lost her beautiful alto singing voice to thyroid cancer. Now she is singing again in “God’s Heavenly Choir.” She is so loved by her family and friends. We will all miss her.

She was born in Espyville on March 24, 1922, to Thurman and Mamie Borrows. Winnie married Orville Dean on June 14, 1941; he survives. They recently celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary.

Winnie was a charter member of Crossroads Christian Fellowship, Greenville, where she sang in the choir. She also enjoyed singing with her husband and playing the guitar and baking cookies. She worked in food service in several restaurants and retired from the housekeeping department of Greenville Medical Center.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by five children, Rose Marie Allen and her husband, Pat, of Henderson, Nev., Sandy Lind and her husband, Karl, of Jamestown, Ken Dean and his wife, Esther, of Hadley, Carolyn Kidwell and her husband, Gary, of Jamestown, and Gary Dean and his wife, Marty, of Fredonia. She is also survived by many grandchildren, stepgrandchildren, great-grandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ella Morrow.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 366 S. Main St., Greenville.

Funeral and committal will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Crossroads Christian Fellowship, Greenville, with the Rev. Todd Jaussen, pastor of the church, officiating.

Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery, Jamestown.

Visitors may sign the online guestbook and view a video tribute at

Memorial contributions may be made to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 1965 Shenango Valley Freeway, Suite 2, Hermitage, Pa. 16148.