Ella Mae Dearing

November 2, 1932October 3, 2019

Ella Mae "Tot" Dearing was born November 2nd, 1932 in Polk County Texas, the oldest of three children.

She was a woman of many facets. She lived a long life and raised five children, who all graduated from Grapevine High School. She moved to Grapevine in 1960 where her heart always remained. When Dad, George Dearing, passed away 20 years ago, it was like she lost her anchor. On October 3rd, 2019 God called her to her forever home.


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, October 8, 2019


Ella Mae Dearing

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carolyn Mccullough

October 7, 2019

To the family of Ella Mae Dearing. Thank you so very much for entrusting the care of Ms. Dearing to Serene Meadows. She was a wonderful person and will be missed. May the peace of God be with each of you during this time of bereavement. Rev. Carolyn McCullough, Social Worker/Chaplain.

Bob Templin

October 7, 2019

Mom was born Ella Mae Loftin on November 2, 1932 to Roman Lee Loftin and Edith Yates in Polk County Texas…at least according to her birth certificate. In later years she would tell a story about how she was really born Marie Loftin on November was never really clear to me about that so I have always gone by what was on her birth certificate.
Being born during the depression years was not likely an easy time, although Mom had fond memories about being a daddy’s girl and how much she had loved her father.
When she was around 16 years old, her mother remarried and leaving her children, went with her new husband, Bill Zachary, in search of work. I believe Mom felt abandoned by this and pretty much struck out on her own at 16, having her first of 5 children just after her 18th birthday, George Templin who everyone called Bobby.
After raising Bob as a single mother for about 5 years she met and married Raymond Crossland and had two more children, Betty and Raymond.
While, raising 3 kids on her own, she met and married George Dearing. George brought us all happiness and lots of laughter and was the source of Mom’s happiness as well as her guiding influence. Mom and Dad were eventually blessed with two more children, Brenda and Doug.
Mom LOVED each and every one of her children with all of her heart and soul.

Patti prewitt May

October 5, 2019

Sending love and prayers to Raymond and all of Ella family. Ella was always so kind to all, I remember her beautiful eyes and smile, always so loving to all, she will be greatly missed, I'm thankful I got to know her as my mother in law, Many memories i will never forget, the get togethers at her house , and her kindness to everyone, a dear grandmother to Nick. I was hoping to come to the service, and was planning to, except tuesday unfortunately I have a date already committed, I will be thinking of all of you, my dad and sister and nick will be there, love Patti Prewitt May