Ollie was born on May 10, 1934 in Smith, KY. She was the daughter of Finley and Ora (Hensley) Dean. She attended school in Smith, KY. Ollie lived in Attica, IN from 1965 until 1983 when she moved to Danville, IL. She worked for the Attica Consolidated School System and then later the Danville Area Community College retiring in 1999. After retirement she did the one thing she loved the most, she took care of babies for the Bunton family.
Ollie attended the Assembly of God Church in Attica. She enjoyed gardening, canning, shopping, and watching QVC. Her family was her life. All of her grandchildren were special to her and especially those who were there for her when she needed them.
Surviving are, children, Ernest Smith of Tennessee, Alene Hinkle (husband: David) of Virginia, Alberta English of Virginia, Brenda Lasley (husband: Roy) of Virginia, Teresa Truelove (husband: Keith) of Georgetown, IL, Michael Smith (wife: Holly) Louisiana, Arnetta Smith (companion: Pat Schuessler) of Williamsport, IN, Veronica Smith-Bragg (husband: Jeff) of Danville, IL and Vivian Smith of Danville, IL; 1 sister, Barbara Ellen Dean of Harlan, KY; 4 brothers, Gilbert Dean (wife: Carol) of Detroit, Michigan, Tommy Dean (wife: Zola) of Baxter, KY, Johnny Dean (wife: Joann) of Cawood, KY, and Terry Dean of Baxter, KY; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Ollie was preceded in death by her parents, 3 sisters, Bernice King, Betty Green, Maxine Dean and grandson, Ray Eldridge.
Visitation will be at Grady Funeral Home in Williamsport on Monday, February 11, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until service time at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Harvey Lang officiating. Interment will follow at West Lebanon Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the CRIS Healthy Aging Center, 309 N. Franklin St., Danville IL 61832.
This Obituary is a courtesy to the Dean family by Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home.