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Ann Lee Dean, 93, of Muskogee, Oklahoma entered Heaven's gates Friday, August 25, 2017. She was born July 5, 1924 to Louis Condy Wells and Minnie Belle (Richards) Wells. Ann attended Shady Point Public Schools and graduated from Panama High School. She also attended Draughons Business College. Ann married the love of her life, Virgil B. Dean on February 16, 1947, in Shady Point, Oklahoma.
Ann was a secretary at Shelter Insurance and the owner of Mode O'Day. She also worked at J.C. Penney as a sales associate until her retirement in 2008. She was a member of Eastern Heights Baptist Church in Muskogee, Oklahoma for many years. Ann loved her family very much and enjoyed taking care of them. She will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Dean; parents, Louis Condy Wells and Minnie Belle Wells; brother, Paul Wells; sisters, Wilma Wells and Donnie Stubbs.
Ann is survived by her children, Judy Platten and husband Russ of Broken Arrow, OK, Nancy Dean of Muskogee, OK, and Ginger Garde and husband Larry of Muskogee, OK; grandchildren, Mary Kucera and husband Dennis, Jenny Crosby and husband Scott, Kevin Garde and wife Yashka, Tanya Welsh and husband John, Deanna Babino, Michael Platten and wife Sacheen, Tricia Gilleland and husband Dennis, and Angie Platten; great-grandchildren, Carter Crosby, Tyce Crosby, Kelsey Garde, Keegan Garde, Jade Weiesnbach, William Weiesnbach, Lydia Babino, Elsi Welsh, Jack Welsh, Jacob Kucera, Brandy Kucera, Nick Kucera, Justin Kucera, Whitney Pinkston, Braxton Gilleland, Katelynn Gilleland, Kaleb Gilleland, Preston Platten and Sophia Platten; and many other family members and friends.
Ann's family would like to give a special thanks to Pastor Ron Lindsey, Dr. Ong, Eastgate Village, and Hometown Hospice for their compassionate care.
A celebration of Ann's life will be 12:00 P.M., Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ron Lindsey officiating. Interment will be at 2:00 P.M. in Fort Gibson National Cemetery with Nancy Dean, Ginger Garde, Larry Garde, Kevin Garde, Mary Kucera and Scott Crosby serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis Kucera and Russ Platten.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory; 1830 N. York St., Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.
Published on August 28, 2017
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