Floreata Joann Dean
October 5, 1932 – March 7, 2019
Joann was born Oct. 5, 1932 to Phillip and Edith Troup in Maysville, OK. She graduated from Capitol Hill Senior High in OKC, 1951. She was married to Dennis Ramsey 1951-65, J.L. Durbin 1967-69 and Larry Dean 1992-2005. She raised two beautiful daughters, Deborah and Kathleen. Joann had an exciting 36-year career in real estate, and retired from Keller Williams as a “Multi-Million Dollar Producer.” She built her dream home at age 73, was a member of the Red Hats Society and kept busy, hosting and attending parties, reunions and family gatherings. Everything Joann did, she did for her family. She was and incredibly resilient woman who saw the world with a heart of faith and positivity. She always said, “It is a make-it-happen world out there and if you want anything in this life, you have to get out there and make it happen!” She was a one of-a-kind woman whose love and support inspired many lives and will be missed by all who knew her.
Joann is survived by daughters Deborah (Rick) Rosser, Edmond, OK and Kathleen Staley, Welston, OK; grandchildren, Ginger (Craig) Mills, Pikeville, TN, Sara Scovill, Edmond, OK, Joy (Steve) Downs, Edmond, OK, Brian (Michelle) Scovill, Olathe KS, Korey (Erick) Rimola, Phoenix, AZ,Cynthia Wilhite, Edmond, OK, Chris (Melanie) Scovill, Loveland, CO, Elizabeth (Lecil) Cole, McLoud, OK; Sixteen great-grandchildren, with another great-grandchild due in April.
- Brian Scovill
- Chris Scovill
- Dylan Kidd
- Brantly Gray Elmore
- Lecil Cole
- Steve Downs
- Funeral Service Thursday, March 14, 2019
Floreata Joann Dean
March 14, 2019
I was privileged to know Joann for only a short time during her later years. She was one of the first people to welcome me into my home when I moved into her neighborhood. My home/lawn and were adjacent to hers and we would always exchange greetings when either of us was outside. I was also most appreciative of her telephone calls to inform me of service people whom she used and knew would treat us “single ladies” fair and ethically. She was always such a sweet and kind lady and most eager for conversation. Her warm and caring smile and personality will be greatly missed.
March 12, 2019
Joann Dean is a Dandy. Genuine, funny and informative are a just a few ways to describe her and the good things she was always a part of. We first met in the then "Bullpen" at Keller Williams when I was a rookie REALTOR. This was during the period when she was recovering from the wreck and wearing the chest and back brace. We became friends and soon shared an office together for nearly 10 years . I am a better person for being around her and hearing many of her stories. We all need to be around more people like Joann. She is missed.
March 9, 2019
Joanna was a 2nd mother to my husband Gary. She has always had a special place in our hearts. Thank you for sharing her. I will miss our long distance phone calls. Thx for the memories Joanne!
Ginger Ann Mills
March 8, 2019
There are so many beautiful memories to cherish it is hard to pick one memory. With Spring here I will choose Easter. During my cousins and I's childhoods there was always a golden egg to find. That golden egg had money. I remember just wanting the Gold Egg because I thought it was so beautiful. We would arrive in our cute Easter outfits. Grandmother would be smiling and chatting, cooking away and running around her pink quilted gown before changing into her Easter outfit. She had a sparkle about her and a smile that ran for days. She seem to put her whole self into her efforts to make the day special. She would manicuring her lawn making it perfect, hiding the eggs, and ensuring there was cute Easter décor about the house. She would set for hours and chat sharing fun stories and making you feel special. Always making sure you knew the world was a fun, beautiful place and to live each day to the fullest. JoAnn you have left us with so many beautiful memories that spark with joy, wonder, and appreciation. Thank you.