Opal Retta Dean, age 39, of Edina, MO died on Saturday, October 18, 2008 in Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.
Born December 10, 1968 in Kirksville, MO, she was the daughter of David and Julia Clark Shelton.
On August 9, 1989 she married Aaron Dean and he survives.
Opal was a member of the Atlanta, MO Baptist Church, and a homemaker who loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Aaron Dean II; two daughters, Julia Dean of Donnellson, IA and Jessica Dean of Moberly, MO; two sons, Aaron Dean III of Novinger, MO and David Dean of Edina, MO; and three grandchildren, Jakota Levi Hudson, David Robert McDonald and soon to be born Austin Patrick Dean.
Also surviving are two sisters, Julia Watts of Brookfield, MO and Nancy Huston of Quincy, IL and three brothers, David Shelton of Keokuk, IA, Donald Shelton of Macon, MO and Earl Huston of Canton, MO; numerous nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and two brothers.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at the Coder Funeral Chapel, LaBelle, MO with Reverend Ivan Greuter.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice and left at or mailed to Coder Funeral Chapel, Box 151, LaBelle, MO 63447.