OBITUARY

Ruth E Dean

June 8, 1932April 29, 2021
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Ruth Evelyn Dean, age 88, of Grand Prairie, Texas passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2021. Ruth was born June 8, 1932 in Lexington, Kentucky to Myrtle Martin and William Hoard Shoemake.

Ruth attended school in Lexington, Kentucky. She married John E Dean and later divorced in 1971. She worked for General Motors for 13 years on the assembly line before retiring. Ruth was a devoted mother who taught her family to love the Lord. She had a passion for playing cards and bingo.

Ruth is survived by daughter Dyanne Baxter (Jim Baxter); son Mike Dean; daughter Donna Kelso and daughter Deanna Knippa; grandson Ben Basham, granddaughter Ashley Dean, grandson Dustin Dean, granddaughter Megan Dean, granddaughter Cassie Dean, grandson Aaron Williams, granddaughter Kaylie Kelso, granddaughter Averie Kelso, grandson Daniel Dean, grandson Dillon Dean, grandson John Knippa; great grandson Dalton Basham, great granddaughter Reagan Basham, great granddaughter Bonita Pargas, great grandson Barrett Basham, great granddaughter Skyler Rountree, great grandson Chase Sasiain, great grandson Liam Conde, great granddaughter Evie Grace Conde and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.

Ruth was preceded in death by son John Earl Dean Jr., son Robert Thomas Dean; mother Myrtle Shoemake Turknett and father William Hoard Shoemake; brother Paul Shoemake; brother Stanley Shoemake and sister Mary Krantz and grandson Gil Conde.

Serving as active pallbearers are Jim Baxter, Dustin Dean, Lou Conde, Aaron Williams, Ben Basham and honorary pallbearer Dalton Basham.

A visitation for Ruth will be held Sunday, May 2, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Grand Prairie Funeral Home, 733 Dalworth Street, Grand Prairie, TX 75050. A funeral service will occur Monday, May 3, 2021 at 10:00 AM, 733 Dalworth Street, Grand Prairie, TX 75050. A graveside service will follow the funeral service at Southland Memorial Park, 1100 SW 3rd St. Grand Prairie, Texas 75052.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grandprairiefh.com for the Dean family.

  • FAMILY

  • John Earl Dean, Son (deceased)
  • Robert Thomas Dean, Son (deceased)
  • Paul Shoemake, Brother (deceased)
  • Stanley Shoemake, Brother (deceased)
  • Mary Krantz, Sister (deceased)
  • Myrtle Shoemake Turknett, Mother (deceased)
  • William Hoard Shoemake, Father (deceased)
  • Dyanne Baxter (Jim Baxter), Daughter
  • Mike Dean, Son
  • Donna Kelso, Daughter
  • Deanna Knippa, Daughter
  • Ashley Dean, Granddaughter
  • Dustin Dean, Grandson
  • Ben Basham, Grandson
  • Cassie Dean, Granddaughter
  • Megan Dean, Granddaughter
  • Aaron Williams, Grandson
  • Kaylie Kelso, Granddaughter
  • Averie Kelso, Granddaughter
  • Dalton Basham, Great Grandchild
  • Reagan Basham, Great Grandchild
  • Bonita Pargas, Great Grandchild
  • Barrett Basham, Great Grandchild
  • Liam Conde, Great Grandchild
  • Evie Grace Conde, Great Grandchild
  • Skyler Rountree, Great Grandchild
  • Chase Sasiain, Great Grandchild
  • Daniel Dean, Grandson
  • Dillon Dean, Grandson
  • John Knippa, Grandson
  • A host of cousins, nieces and nephews.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jim Baxter, Active
  • Dustin Dean, Active
  • Lou Conde, Active
  • Aaron Williams, Active
  • Ben Basham, Active
  • Dalton Basham, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 2, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, May 3, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, May 3, 2021

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Vicki Flatt

May 1, 2021

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