Betty Dean

Betty Jane Dean, 92, of Buckhannon, died Monday, May 6, 2013, in Mansfield Place in Philippi.

She was born July 15, 1920, at Dawson, Pa., a daughter of the late Percy Wright and Bess Huston Sharps.

On Oct. 1, 1946, she married Paul G. Dean, who preceded her in death Feb. 25, 1999.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Elizabeth Peffer.

She is survived by one daughter, Sandra D. Holmes of Hinkleville; one son, Paul G. Dean II and wife, Loretta, of Barboursville; two grandsons, Stephen Allen Holmes and wife, Kristin, and Brian Dean Holmes, all of Hinkleville; two granddaughters, Carma Blair and Clara Jayne Dean, both of Barboursville; two great-granddaughters, Katrina Moran of Buckhannon and Cheyenne Cunningham of Hinkleville; and one great-great-grandson, Trenton Moran of Hinkleville.

Mrs. Dean attended the First United Methodist Church in Buckhannon and was a homemaker. She was a member of United Methodist Women, Circle No. 4 and West Virginia Wesleyan College Emeritus Club. She graduated from WVWC with the class of 1942. She also enjoyed playing bridge, raising flowers and attending church.

Friends will be received Thursday, May 9, at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Steven Meadows officiating. Burial will follow in Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.