BOARDMAN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Anna Dean, 101, of Boardman died Wednesday, January 18, 2022 at her home.

Anna was born March 26, 1920 in Youngstown, the youngest child of Louis and Nellie Metus DeBald.

She graduated from South High School in 1938 as valedictorian, class officer and member of the National Honor Society. She earned a business certificate from Youngstown College.

She worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for several Youngstown businesses and owned and operated Stork Aid Rental Service, a baby equipment rental service, for many years. During World War II, she worked as an accounting clerk for Aerojet Engineering Company in Pasadena, California and Camp McQuaide, California while her husband served in the military. She retired from the Department of Biological Sciences at Youngstown State University, where she served as department secretary and personal secretary to the department chair.

Anna was an avid reader and artist, working primarily in watercolor and proudly receiving several awards and accolades. She loved spending time with her family and was her grandchildren’s biggest fan for all of their events. It was particularly popular for its pastries and holiday brunches.

She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Boardman, Ohio. She was also a member of YSU Retirees, Operating Engineers Retirees, and Public Employee Retirees, Inc.

Family left to cherish Anna’s memories are her two children: J.Philip (Sue) Dean of North Lima and Gail (Joseph) Bartholomew of Boardman; four grandchildren: Deena (Douglas) Griffith of Westerville, Marissa (Matthew) Davies of Boardman, Ohio, Brett (Ashley) Bartholomew of Canfield and Juliana Dean; five great-grandchildren Emma, ​​Mia and Tessa Davies and Travis and Bria Bartholomew.

Before Anna in death, her husband Paul Dean, whom she married August 30, 1941 and who died April 8, 1990; three sisters Helen Scott, Vicky Holmes, Betty Johnson and three brothers George, Henry and John DeBald.

A private family funeral service will be held on Friday, January 28, 2022 and Anna will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Arrangements are being made by Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Homes, Inc.

Due to the current coronavirus situation, a Catholic mass and celebration of Anna’s life will be scheduled for a later date. Prayers are greatly appreciated.

Family and friends are welcome to visit to sign the guestbook or send private condolences.

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