Shirley  Dean
On January 19, 2020, Shirley Ann Dean passed away peacefully at the age of 80.
Shirley was born in Washington, Ind., on April 15, 1939, to William and Stella (Terrell) Stewart. She grew up in Shoals, Ind., and loved Indiana basketball.
Shirley married Darrell L. Dean, minister, in 1964, and they raised two daughters, Tamara and Cheryl, and one son, Stephen.
Shirley spent her early career working in a drapery factory with her mother in Loogootee, Ind. She served alongside her husband in various women's and children's ministries. She worked for Dillman Eye Care in Danville, Ill.; Belltone Hearing in Anderson, Ind.; and various other offices throughout her life.
She loved serving her family, was meticulous at cleaning, loved selling jewelry, collecting plates and bells, baking cookies and read thousands of books and magazines.
Survivors include two daughters, Tamara Danette (Gerry) Rolph, Cheryl Lynn Dean; granddaughter, Brooke Nicole Spicer; and grand dog Abby Grace.
Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, William C. Stewart and Stella M. Terrell Stewart; siblings, Juanita (Sue Kidwell), William J. Stewart, Hershall L. Stewart, Grace Irene Bell, Edith Stewart, and Margaret Stewart; her husband, Darrell Lee Dean; and son, Stephen Matthew Dean.
Services will be at 2 p.m. EST Friday, January 24, at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory, 515 E. 53rd St., Anderson, IN 46013, with Pastor Kent Stookey officiating. Burial will be at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. EST Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Association, You may post online condolences at
Published on January 21, 2020


Plant a tree in memory
of Shirley
Plant a tree

Obituary published in

Arrangements by


Print Guestbook

A place to share condolences and memories.
The guestbook expires on April 20, 2020.

Showing 10 of 1 posts

David Dillman
Jan 26, 2020
It was such a pleasure and honor to work with Shirley at Dillman Eye Care Associates. She was a truly kind soul and a special person.