|Rachel Sue Dean|
|Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home|
Mrs. Rachel Sue Dean passed away Monday, October 08, 2012 at Kay Pogue Hospice Center of Salina. Sue was born April 14, 1935 in McPherson, Kansas, daughter of the late Charles and Margaret (Hapgood) Kitching.
She is survived by:
Husband: James Dean
Twin brother: Richard (Glenys) Kitching of Blue Springs, Missouri
Sister: Nancy (Kent) Zuercher of Salina, Kansas
She had a great love and admiration for her nieces and nephews:
Scott (Connie) Kitching of Blue Springs, Missouri
Sharon (Joe) Castanza of Oak Grove, Missouri
Jeff (Amy) Zuercher of Salina
Jenni (Kelly) Davis of Salina
Sue is also survived by:
Four step-children: James Brian (Janet) Dean
Karin (Jeff) Flanigan
Stephanie (Mike) McCullough
After she graduated from Newton High School in 1953, she was an operator for Southwestern Bell for many years. She also enjoyed many years as a home health provider.
Sue was a beautiful artist in both paintings and jewelry, and took art classes at Wichita State and New York City School of Art.
She enjoyed working in her yard, riding her bike and hiking the hills and mountains of Colorado where she lived for quite some time.
A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses, 2085 Hageman Ave, Salina, Kansas, at a later date.
My friend, my sister, my wife, my angel.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1315 SW Arrowhead Rd., Topeka, Kansas 66604 or to the Salina Animal Shelter, 329 N. 2nd, Salina, Kansas 67401.
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