Camilla E. (Momma) Dean

August 18, 1940 - January 29, 2015

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Obituary

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 7, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. in Bethel Christian Baptist Church, 2838 E. US Highway 6, Kendallville.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the church.
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Camilla E. “Momma” Dean, 74, of Kendallville died Thursday, January 29, 2015, at 9:55 p.m. in her residence.

She has lived in this area for 49 years.

Ms. Dean worked at Coldwell General in Kendallville.

Momma Dean enjoyed her family, playing Bingo, fishing, NASCAR, camping, being with her grandchildren, and watching squirrels and birds from her swing. She loved her rose bushes.

She was born August 18, 1940, in Terre Haute to Clovis and Elizabeth (Harris) Rukes.

Surviving are four daughters, Cindy (Bruce) Mitchell of Terre Haute, Liz (Bobby) Click of Kendallville, Rhonda (Tim) Shepherd of Kendallville, and Rose Miller of Rome City; nine sons, Allen (Shelly) Dean of Angola, Jimmy (Jen) Dean of Kendallville, Donnie Dean of Kendallville, Bill (Gina) Dean of South Carolina, Hershell (Kristy) Dean of Albion, Jay (Veronica) Dean of Kendallville, Dickie Dean of Rome City, Ben (Michelle) Dean of Kendallville, and Dallas (Rhonda) Dean of Kendallville; daughter-in-law, Regina Dean of Kendallville; 68 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; a sister, Roselee Alsep of West Terre Haute; a brother, Clovis “PeeWee” (Linda) Rukes of Muncie; five sisters-in-law, Dorothy VanHook of Ligonier, Betty Teague of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Patricia Fields of Clinton, Peggy Dean of Kendallville, and Rita Dean of Terre Haute; and five brothers-in-law, Don (Tish) Dean of Kendallville, Mike Dean of Kendallville, Jack (Minnie) Dean of Kendallville, Clarence (Gloria) Dean of Columbia City, and Robert (Sandy) Dean of Kendallville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, James Leeds; a son, Jack Dean; the father of her children, James Dean; two brothers, Charles Rukes and Paul Rukes; a sister, Maxine Tackett; two sisters-in-law, Rose Dean and Mary (Mike) Ledger; and four brothers-in-law, Richard Dean, Gerald Fields, Leon VanHook, and Herschel Alsep.

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 7, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. in Bethel Christian Baptist Church, 2838 E. US Highway 6, Kendallville. Burial will be in the Cosperville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the church.

Preferred memorials are to the family.

Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Becky Shull
February 7th, 2015 3:43pm
Avilla, IN

My thoughts and prayers go out to Momma Dean's family. I haven't seen Momma in years but I have thought of her often. When I struggled raising my 3 boys, I would remember Momma telling me that you just do what you have to for your kids. She had way more than me so I know she knew what she was talking about. She was an amazing woman who treated everyone like family. She will be truly missed.

Amber Treesh
February 1st, 2015 3:39pm
Kendallville,IN

So sorry for your loss. I didnt personally know Momma Dean but I heard she was a great woman!! Your family is in my thoughts and prayers!! May God be with you all at this time.

Nathan Terry
February 1st, 2015 3:36pm
Kendallville,IN

Sorry for your loss.

norma lane
January 31st, 2015 10:34pm
kendallville, indiana

She was an amazing woman who loved and was loved by everyone. she will be greatly missed. my thoughts and prayers are with family and friends.

Cheri Donovan
January 31st, 2015 7:17am
Kendallville, In.

Very sad to hear the news of Momma Dean passing. She was an amazing woman who loved and welcomed everyone around her. I grew up knowing the Dean family and would just like you all to know how deeply saddened I am and I'm praying for your family to find comfort in each other.

Bonnie Corbett
January 31st, 2015 12:22am
Elwood, IN

So sorry for your loss! Sympathy & Prayers to all the Family & Friends!

cynthia hood
January 30th, 2015 8:44pm
dallas, tx

I am thinking of you Rose and your family. Bless you all.

Lois Huff
January 30th, 2015 7:55pm
Kendallville

Mama will be missed by everyone that knew her. Prayers for all of you.