December 15, 1928 - February 18, 2018
Ruth Nichols Dean, 89, of Harrington, passed away on February 18, 2018 in Milford. She was born in Dover, on December 15, 1928 to the late Charles E. and Bertha Phillips Nichols. She was a graduate of Greensboro High School who went on to marry Stanley C. Dean. Mrs. Dean worked as a Senior Support Supervisor for Titles and Registration for the Department of Motor Vehicles for the State of Delaware. She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Greensboro, Maryland. She is preceded in death by her husband Stanley Dean; sisters Betty Shulties and Ann Stoops; brother Billy Nichols and is survived by son C. Lee (Margaret) Dean of Harrington; daughter Lynn (Bobby) Outten of Harrington; two grandchildren, Jason (Allison Tatman) Dean and Jeffrey Outten and three great grandchildren, Cody Outten; Nathan Outten and Austin Dean. Nieces: Sheryl (Lee) Ford; Debbie (Bruce) Stewart; Terri (Mike) Layton. Nephew: William (Eva) Stoops. She is also survived by many grandnephews and grandnieces. Mrs. Dean enjoyed reading, crafts, listening to big band music and watching vintage movies. During the years following her retirement, she had the opportunity to travel within the United States and overseas. But her first priority was to her family. She enjoyed large family gatherings especially around holidays and birthdays that always included large meals. She also liked to cook and was known for her coconut cakes and mince meat pies. No one ever left her home hungry. A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Fleegle and Helfenbein Funeral Home in Greensboro, Maryland with visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow at Greensboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vitas Healthcare (Hospice) 20265 Commerce Drive, Suite 202/205 Millsboro, Delaware 19960 or to the Alzheimer's Association at alz.org. To share memories or condolences please visit www.fleegleandhelfenbein.com.
Ruth Nichols Dean, 89, of Harrington, passed away on February 18, 2018 in Milford. She was born in Dover, on December 15, 1928 to the late Charles E. and Bertha Phillips Nichols. She was a graduate of Greensboro High School who went on to... View Obituary & Service Information
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