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Sandra Kay Dean

Sandra Kay Dean (85), Holden, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2022 at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City.

Sandy was born March 2, 1937 in Pittsville, daughter of Jonathon Clark Jones and Mattie Allene (Slack) Jones. She graduated from Holden High School.

She was united in marriage to Murray “Allan” Dean on May 22, 1955 in Pittsville. The couple lived on a farm north of Holden. In 1977, they sold their farm equipment and built a ball field where Sandy operated the concession stand. She later worked for the sewing company in Holden.
In 1995, the couple moved to a farm east of Holden, at which time, Sandy worked at Holden Manor for several years. She was an avid reader. Her hobbies also included playing cards and gardening. Sandy and Allan sold produce at Farmers Market for several years. She was never happier than when she was doing something alongside Allan.

Survivors include three sons: Steve Dean of Kingsville, MO; Jon Dean (Sharon) of Holden, MO and Randy Dean of Warrensburg, MO; seven grandchildren: Jennifer Warness (Joseph) of Warrensburg, MO; Sharon Dean of Warrensburg, MO; Jeremy Dean (Sandy) of Lee’s Summit, MO; Sarah Rudzik (Jake) of Grandview, MO; Bobbie Cockrum (Nate) of Warrensburg, MO; Jonetta Dean of Warrensburg, MO and Matthew Rogers of Warrensburg, MO; seventeen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allan in 2019; two infant daughters: Rita Jenise and Sheril Kay; two brothers: Larry “Butch” Jones and Bob Jones and grandson: Christopher Allan Dean.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 14th at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden with Pastor Blake Fortner officiating.

Interment will follow at Blackwater Cemetery, east of Pittsville.

The family will receive friends, one hour prior to service, Thursday at the chapel.

Memorial Contributions are suggested to the Blackwater Cemetery Association.

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