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Artis Mildred Dean

June 4, 2017

Artis Mildred Dean 90, Died Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Kansas Christian Home.  She was born January 18, 1927 in Williamsburg, Kentucky.  She was married to Charles Smith and later Ernie Dean who both preceded her in death.


Mildred was a member of the Baptist church where she cultivated her faith in the Lord.  She enjoyed collecting and especially enjoyed collecting many different kinds of dolls.  She could be found listening to music and had a love gospel music and Elvis Presley tunes.  Every evening at 6:30 Mildred could be found enjoying her beloved Wheel of Fortune TV show.  She also enjoyed other TV games shows including Deal or No Deal.  Family was important to Mildred and she looked forward to spending time with her loving family and many friends.


She is survived by her daughters Donna Wallin and Debbie Smith both of Newton, Kansas and Josie Laramore -Holm of Peabody, Kansas.  She has one sister in Kentucky Dorothy Bailey.  She is also survived by several grandchildren including Jerry Smith Jr, Charlotte Smith, Shawn Smith, Jessie Smith, Rachel Smith, Josh O’Neal, Tana Richardson, Brice Laramore, Jarrod Laramore, Bryon Smith, Jason Smith, Shallom Vancuren, Brenda Smith, Justin Smith and Temperance Scott.


She is preceded in death by her parents, two husbands and sons James Smith, Jerry Smith, Kenneth Smith, John Smith, Robert Smith and Richard Murray and two grandchildren Justin Smith and Debra Jo Wallin.


Graveside committal service will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 9, 2017 at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton, Kansas with Pastor Jim Pohlman presiding.  Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Memorials are suggested to Kansas Christian Home Fellowship of John c/o Petersen Funeral Home.



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One thought on “Artis Mildred Dean

  1. I got the privaliage to talk with mildred many time and what a joy a giver she was,she live,where my mom did.i cant say enough good things about her,and beautiful,to me.sandy.

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