Margaret Gertrude Dean was born on November 21, 1927, in Murphy, North Carolina to Poley and Vinnie Barton Payne. She passed away on February 5, 2014 at Cedar County Memorial Hospital in El Dorado Springs, Missouri.
Margaret married Jesse A. Dean on April 19, 1945. They lived in North Carolina from 1948 to 1978, then moved to Sunray, Texas, where they resided until moving to El Dorado Springs, MO in 1982.
Margaret and Jesse had three children together. She was a homemaker and loved cooking for everyone she knew. Margaret attended the Bible Baptist Church when she could. Family was very important to her and she loved spending time with all her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Allen Dean; her parents, Poley and Vinnie Payne; one sister, Lucy Rice; four brothers, Neal Payne, Frank Payne, Earl Payne and Joe Payne, all of North Carolina.
Margaret is survived by a daughter, Shirley Ritchie of El Dorado Springs, Missouri; two sons, Charles Allen Dean and wife, Rose, of Dumas, Texas and Robert C. Dean and wife, Cathy, of Sunray, Texas; seven grand children, Robert Gainey and wife, Dana, of El Dorado Springs, Missouri, Ron Gainey of Clinton, Missouri, Tammye Quick and husband, Curtis, of Creighton, Missouri, Michelle Welborn and husband, Mike, of Poquoson, Virginia, Sandy Fisk and husband, Billy, of Dumas, Texas, Melissa DeSantiago and husband, Jose, of De Ridder, Louisiana, and Renae Wieck of Amarillo, Texas. She is also survived by twenty-two great grandchildren; fifteen great great grandchildren; two brothers, Randall and Connely Payne, of North Carolina and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as a very special family friend, Charles “Charlie” Kirbey and wife, Angie of El Dorado Springs, Missouri. MARGARET GERTRUDE DEAN