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 Virdus Lee <I>Ferrell</I> Dean

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Virdus Lee Ferrell Dean

  • Birth 20 Jun 1924
  • Death 20 Sep 2009
  • Burial Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 42240965

Virdus Ferrell Dean, 85, of Elkton, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg.

Mrs. Dean was born June 20, 1924, in the Fleeburg area of Page County, and was a daughter of the late Lee Clinton and Mary Ola Sampson Ferrell.

Virdus was a graduate of the Shenandoah High School. She was a member of the Furnace United Methodist Church near Elkton, where she had been active in the choir and the United Methodist Women and had been Sunday school teacher for the girls' youth class. She was a homemaker and had worked at the Valley Heritage in Elkton for 30 years before retiring.

On Jan. 12, 1946, she married Reece Edward Dean, who preceded her in death on March 5, 2002.

Mrs. Dean is survived by a son, Edward Lee "Eddie" Dean and wife, Beverly, of Elkton; two sisters, Thelma Offenbacker and husband, Mac, of Elkton, and Maxine Smith and husband, Dickie, of McGaheysville; two grandchildren, Amanda Irvine and husband, Colby, and Faith Smith and husband, Jason; and five great-grandchildren, Lexie and Joshua Holloway, Shyanne, Sarah and Summer Smith. Besides her parents and husband, Mrs. Dean was preceded in death by a grandson, Adam Dale Dean.

Pastor Nona F. Allen and the Rev. Fuzzy Cardin will conduct the funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, at the Furnace United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens near Harrisonburg.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. Friends may also call at the Dean home at any time.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Furnace United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Lester O. Seal, Treasurer, 19241 Seal Lane, Elkton, VA 22827.
---Harrisonburg Daily News Record 9/22/2009

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