Kenneth Edward Dean went home to be with the Lord March, 18, 2013.
He was born Sept. 26, 1938, in Richmond to James E. and Marie (Fraley) Dean. He graduated from Westmont High School in Hollansburg, Ohio and attended Miami University.
In 1957, he moved to Rushville to work in the family business, the former JE Dean Sales. He was engaged in equipment sales and service, farming, and was an active licensed real estate broker at the time of his passing. He was a member of the Rotary Club, Rushville Church of Christ, and was active in many civic and community activities throughout his life.
He leaves behind his loving wife, Kathy (nee Bottger) Dean of Rushville; daughters, Cathy Wall, Christie (Roger) Cain of Rushville, Sharon (Sean) Ferbrache of Indianapolis; son, Terry (Benita) Dean of Hamilton, Ohio; step children, Gavin Lienemann, Justin (Lauren) Lienemann, Branden Lienemann and Tracy (Jed) Simpkins; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Linda Abrams of Rushville.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Marilyn Kimmel.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Todd Funeral Centre & Crematory, Rushville, with Pastor Ray Sweet officiating. Burial will follow in Rushville’s Calvary Cemetery with Rev. Jeremy Gries officiating the committal.
All friends are welcome for visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral center.
Donations in memory of Kenny can be made to your favorite charity.
Online condolences at www.toddfuneralhome.com.