Barbara Lou Dean, 80, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Thursday, August 16, 2018, at 10:19 p.m. at Mount Carmel West Hospital in Columbus where she had been a patient since Sunday.

Mrs. Dean was born July 15, 1938, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Leo Joseph and Elizabeth Harper Gilmore.  She was a 1957 graduate of Washington High School and later received her nursing and nursing home administrator credentials.  She was a lifelong resident of this community.

She was a licensed practical nurse and had co-owned and operated, with her husband, the Deanview Nursing Home from the early 1970’s until 1982.

Mrs. Dean was a member of the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church and had been a member of the Washington County Club; the Washington Lioness Club and the Washington Court House Business and Professional Women’s Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Vernon Dean on May 18, 2016; by a stillborn daughter and two sisters, Rosemary Gilmore and Jeanie Gilmore Langley.

Mrs. Dean is survived by three children, Dan Dean and his wife, Kathy; Tom Dean and his wife, Polly, and Dinah Hicks, all of Washington Court House; five grandchildren, Amy Dean, Andrew Dean, Jonathan (Allison) Dean, Benjamin (Kristin Leisure) Dean and Trevor Hicks; a great granddaughter, Kylie Leisure;  a brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Sarah Gilmore of Bloomingburg and a sister and brother-in-law, Diane and William Wiget of Wilmington; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ronald and Betty Dean of Clinton County, Ohio; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mae and Larry Johnson of Washington Court House and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church by the Rev. Father Thomas Herge, parochial vicar at the church.  Burial will follow in the St. Colman Catholic Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. where a Rosary service will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Memorial Hospital Foundation, 1430 Columbus Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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  • Marjorie (McBrayer) See says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  • LJ says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. Although the pain is great now, the Bible points us to a future time, when God will destroy death and it’s stings. “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:4) Death will be so far removed from mankind that it will not even be called to mind. As for those now sleeping in death, they will be brought back to life, and have the prospect of living forever in paradise on earth. (John 5:28,29) May this hope for the future comfort your greiving hearts.