Elizabeth C. Dean

Born on March 18, 1933

Departed on June 27, 2016 and resided in Springfield, TN

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Elizabeth C. Dean, age 83 of Springfield passed away June 27, 2016 at her son’s home. Mrs. Dean was born on March 18, 1933 in Alabama to the late Jeff and Rosa Curlee. She was a longtime member of Highland Chapel Union Church where she attended until her health didn’t allow; Elizabeth loved the Tennessee Titans, she was such a big fan that the word fan doesn’t really describe her, she knew any detail and statistic there was to know about the Titans. She went to work at Opryland Hotel in July of 1989 and retired from there in February of 2006. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Dean in 2002. Mrs. Dean is survived by her son, John Dean (Ruth) of Springfield; grandchildren, Michael VanTassel (Mindy) of Bellevue and Danny VanTassel (Ginger) of Joelton; great-grandchildren, Evan, Erica and Anna Van Tassel; sister, Melba Hooper (Harold) of Greenbrier and several nieces and nephews. A Life Celebration Service honoring Elizabeth will be held on Wednesday, June 29th at 2:00 P.M. from the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home with Bro. Jon Briggs officiating. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday from 4-8 P.M. and Wednesday from 11 A.M. until service time. Arrangements Entrusted To: Springfield Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home, (615)384-5437 www.springfieldfh.com

6 Comments to Mrs. Elizabeth C. Dean

  1. Marilyn Stewart says:


    I know you will miss your Mom. I will too. I enjoyed working at Opryland with her all those years. We had a lot of good times together. She was the one who got me interested in sports and we would talk Titans together and Jeff Fisher ( I think we both hated when he got canned)and hope for the best every year. Later I became interested in Predators hockey and got her to go to one of the games with me one time. I could tell she had a good time and later when she got where she wasn’t able to get out and go we would call each other occasionally and discuss the Titans and I would talk Predators.

    Will surely miss her.

  2. Becky Smallwood says:

    Ruth and John so sorry for your loss. You have been so strong during our family’s losses and I thank you. God bless you both during this difficult time. With love ox

  3. Beth Rye says:

    So very sorry John Ruth and family. May God put his arms around you all give you peace. Love Beth

  4. Betty Davis Bowman says:

    There are no words. I remember your sweet Momma from many years ago. John was a little boy. In Ohio. (Mudsoc). Prayers for your family.

  5. Rhonda Moon says:

    So sorry Jon. You and Ruth are in my prayers. Love you both.

  6. Lori Armes says:

    I’m sorry to read of Mrs. Dean’s passing. John and Ruth took such good care of her.

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