Mary Kathryn Turney Dean

Mary Kathryn Turney Dean, 87, of Pulaski, went home to Heaven Monday, Dec. 16, 2013.  She was born in Austinville Jan. 28, 1926 to the late William D. and Mary Jane Jones Turney. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Boyce Macklin Dean; son, Stanley McLaine Dean, and siblings and their spouses, Luther and Mozelle (Turney) King, Bill and Joanne (Turney) Dennis, Lee and Aileen Turney, Billy and Polly Turney and brother-in-law Bill Ward.

She is survived by her daughter, Yvonne Dean Semones; son a daughter-in-law, Curtis and Marianne Dean; daughter, Mary Ann Dean; son, Alan Dean, and daughter and son-in-law, Lynn (Dean) and Curtis Dietrich. She is also survived by as her sister, Ruby Ward, of Max Meadows, sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Donald Frazier, of Ridgeway, and brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Charlotte Turney, of Ridgeway.  She was “Nana” to grandsons Chris, Allen, Scott, and Barry Semones, Joel Monroe, and Ryan Dean, as well as 14 great-grandchildren.

She was a devoted servant of God, her family and her church, Grace Ministries Church of God of Prophecy. She was loved by numerous nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, and friends.

The family will receive friends Thursday, Dec. 19 from 5-7 p.m. at Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski.  The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Dan Lawson officiating.  A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, at the Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery in Wythe County.

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Arrangements by Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski, 980-6160.



2 Responses to Mary Kathryn Turney Dean

  1. Janet Friend Murphy

    December 19, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Dear Curtis Dean and Family: My thoughts and prayers are with you as you walk this difficult path. Praying for God’s comfort and blessings on you and your family.

  2. Mike Bond

    December 19, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Curtis, Yvonne and Family

    I am so saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was one of the kindest soft spoken people I ever had the pleasure of knowing. God Bless you all.

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