Age 91, of Auburn, Indiana, formerly of Lansing, Michigan, passed away Monday, June 1, 2015, at her home in Auburn. Annetta was born Sept. 21, 1923, in Grand Ledge, Michigan, to Chester E. and Marie (Knight) Bennett.

She was a graduate of Spring Arbor College where she earned a Bachelor of Education degree. She married Duane C. Dean on Sept. 19, 1947, and he passed away Nov. 12, 1991. Mrs. Dean was an elementary teacher where she taught second and third graders for the Lansing Public School District for 15 years, retiring in 1985.

Annetta was a member of the Central Free Methodist Church in Lansing, Michigan, where she also served as the church librarian. She loved to travel, scrapbook and thoroughly enjoyed reading.

Surviving are two sons, Rodney D. Dean of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Bryan L. Dean of Denver, Col.; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy J. and Tong Nokaya of Auburn; six grandchildren, Kelly Mullen, Mandy Dean, Jason Dean, Rebecca Corman, Bradley Carroll, and Sydney Nokaya; five great-grandchildren, Madison Mullen, Max Mullen, Zane Dean, Nicholas Dean, and Isaac Corman; a brother, Eldon Bennett of Mason, Mich.; and two sisters, Joyce Hall of Bradenton, Fl., and Norma Payne of Spring Arbor, Mich. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

The funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June 5, 2015, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to International Child Care Ministries.

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2 Messages to “Annetta N. Dean”

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    Jack & Diana Luna Says:

    Brian & Kelly, I am so sorry for the loss of your grandmother. I wish I could have come to her service but I have to work in Holt today. Take care and you will be in my thoughts and prayers today. Love, Diane

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    Sally (Archer) and Bob Parrott Says:

    Hello Kids,

    I was so sorry to learn of your mothers death. Annetta and I were neighbors for over 30 years and we became good friends. My children Bill, Michelle and Bethany grew up and were friends with Brian and Nancy. I have many happy, and lots of funny memories of the kids. I smile often when I reminisce about the pranks and trouble Brian and Bill got into. I wish you all well and hope you find peace knowing your Mom and Dad are finally together, she would not want you to be sad…….. Sincerely Sally

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