Dean R. Elliott
Date of Death: December 21, 2009
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Dean R. Elliott, 84, of Monticello, formerly of Lafayette, died at 11:55 a.m. Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at Forum at the Crossing, Indianapolis. Born Aug. 17, 1925, in Tippecanoe County, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Edith Rothenberger Ritenour. She graduated from Dayton High School in 1943. On Feb. 16, 1945, she…

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Karen Kopp left a message on December 23, 2009:
Dean was my neighbor at Lake Freeman. I have gotten to know her only the last five years, but she was very special to me. We had many walks to the end of the road and back. She had only wonderful things to say about her family. Her family ment everything to her. She enjoyed her independence...so watching her make every effort to remain positive during her fight against this disease has been nothing short of heroic. Dean has been an inspiration to me. Her emotional strength was amazing. She will be greatly missed.
Marilyn Yoder left a message on December 23, 2009:
To the Family of Dean Elliott,

I&m sorry to read about Dean&s death. I remember Dean&s family from Dayton Memorial Presbyterian Church when we were growing up. But more recently, grandson Robert was my mail carrier (and a good one) until routes were changed this year.

I hope your many family memories will help you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless you.

Marilyn Yoder
Pat Lohrman & Jane Cruz left a message on December 23, 2009:
We here at Northwest Carroll Library Branch in Yeoman will sadly miss Dean. She was an avid reader and user of our library branch. We so enjoyed visiting with her each time she stopped by and loved to hear her stories of her family and Florida trips in the winter. Course, we missed her during the winter months and looked forward to her return in the spring. We were aware of her health issues but were shocked to read of her death. She was a special lady.
Our prayers are with you as they were always with her too. In sympathy - Pat and Jane
Jane Cruz left a message on December 23, 2009:

We will miss Dean tremendously at the library. She was a vibrant,lovely, intelligent woman who was a great reader. I loved talking to her. My granddaughter Edie is only about a month older than her great granddaughter Molly and we used to talk about how adorable they were. My condolences for your loss.
Jane Cruz
Cindy Koester left a message on December 23, 2009:
Stacey, I just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless and comfort you and your family during this difficult time. Love, Cindy
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
rhea musick left a message on December 23, 2009:
I am very sorry for your family&s loss. I have heard a great deal of Grandma Dean from Beth Schneidau, and her stories have always made me smile. I am very happy for Beth that she had such a special person in her life that she so obviously loved with all her heart. Again, my condolences for your loss and my heart and thoughts are with you Beth.
Rhea
Richard Dean Ritenour left a message on December 23, 2009:
Although I have not seen Dean for many years because we lived so far apart, she and I shared many happy times (along with her twin, Jean) as children. I visited my aunt and uncle many times as a child and the twins and I spent much time together. I cherish those memories. I remember Dean as a sweet and gentle person. I regret that distance and the fact that I am recovering from major knee surgery prevents me from coming to Indiana for the funeral.
Richard D Ritenour
Lori Walker left a message on December 23, 2009:
Our condolences to Jean and the Elliott family. My mother, Barbara Rothenberger Beaver of Mulberry, was a first cousin to Dean. Unfortunately, she will be out of town December 24 and therefore unable to attend the service but wanted you to know she will be thinking of you.
Lafayette Heating & Cooling left a message on December 23, 2009:
To the family of Dean Elliott,

We would like to express our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. She was a customer of long standing with our company & she will be missed.

Sincerely,

The Lafayette Heating & Cooling family
Cynthia Basham left a message on December 23, 2009:
We have known Dean since we moved to Walnut Gardens in 2005 and though we haven&t been here that long, will miss her friendly spirit in the neighborhood.

Alan Dye left a message on December 22, 2009:
Dean was a fine lady. She will be greatly missed in the neighborhood. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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