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Mary Jo Dean

December 6, 1932 — May 20, 2022

Mary Jo Dean

Mary Jo Dean, 89, of Gilmer passed away on Friday, May 20, 2022, in Longview. Mrs. Dean was a lifetime resident of Gilmer, and was born on December 6, 1932, to the late Sandy Ramsey Senn and Madie Jane Walker. Mary Jo was a longtime devoted member of the First Baptist Church in Gilmer. She worked as the secretary to the Superintendent of Gilmer ISD and as an office administrator at the Texas Department of Transportation. Mary Jo was known to her family and friends as “Granny”. She was a huge Gilmer Buckeye fan and never missed a game. She loved spending time with family and friends, especially the family gatherings on Sunday afternoons. Granny will not soon be forgotten by all the loving family and friends she leaves behind.

Left to cherish Mary Jo’s memory are two sons Steve Dean and wife Linda Kay and Elliott Dean and wife Sandy; two sisters Bertha McCool and Myrtie Langford; sister-in-law Delores Senn; grandchildren John Dean and wife Jennifer, Mary Jane Dean, Sarah Gilow, Mack Dean and wife Christie, James Dean and wife Nikki, Kollin Hurt and wife Melinda and Kevin Hurt and wife Stephanie; great grandchildren Jed Dean, Kollin Lane Hurt, Jacob Dean, Madison Dean, Brinkley Rash, Mason Hurt, Maggie Alice Dean, Katie Rose Dean, Blake Barton, Parker Gilow, Carly Dean, Brayden Rash, Brooklyn Rash, Jerry Mack Dean, John Henry Gilow, Sophia Dean, Amy Beth Ham, Jackson Gilow and Ella James Dean; nieces and nephews Royce Hill, Brenda Hill, Kathy Trotter and Karen Walton; a host of great nieces and nephews and many other loving family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband John Edward Dean in 2009, son Ensign John Mack Dean and granddaughter Amy Suzanne Dean.

Funeral services for Mrs. Dean will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, May 23, 2022, at the First Baptist Church in Gilmer with Bro. Mike Kessler and Bro. Charles Johnson officiating, interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel in Gilmer.

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