Beatrice M. Dean, 83, Vero Beach

Beatrice M. Dean, 83, died Feb. 11, 2011, at Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach.

She was born in Perry and lived in Vero Beach for 83 years, coming from her birthplace.

She was graduated from Vero Beach High School in 1946.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Vero Beach and the Order of the Eastern Star, Vero Beach Chapter 135.

Survivors include her sons, Rick Dean, of Floral City, Dale Dean, of McMinnville, Ore., and Keith Dean, and Mark Dean, both of Vero Beach; daughters, Pam Bartolucci, of Ocala, and Brenda McDonald, of Albany, Ga.; sister, Coretha M. Nees, of Vero Beach; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Elbert H. Dean, in 1999.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Strunk Funeral Home in Vero Beach with a service at 6:30 p.m. by the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 135.

A service will be at 1 p.m. Feb. 19 at Strunk Funeral Home with the Rev. Derrick West officiating.

Burial will follow in Crestlawn Cemetery in Vero Beach.

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