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.