Allison Ann Dean

September 28, 1934 ‒ December 06, 2015

Delaware, Ohio

Allison Dean, age 81 of Ashley passed away Sunday, December 6, 2015 at home surrounded by those whom she loved.

She was born on September 28, 1934 in Delaware to the late Laurens and Mary (Jones) Davenport. A graduate of Willis High School in 1953, she was a lifelong area resident.  In 1955 she married William E. Dean Jr., together they shared 52 years raising their family and caring for each other’s needs until his death in 2007

For 39 years Allison worked with the Kroger Company at the Delaware stores, retiring as head cashier. An avid bingo player, she also enjoyed watching games shows and playing the slots.  With her favoring Las Vegas, she and Bill also enjoyed traveling. An avid fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes, she especially followed the basketball team. Never bashful, she was sweet, kind, and understanding. Always family oriented, Allison was most proud of her children and grandchildren, as well as her service to the Kroger Company.

Allison will forever be treasured by daughter Deena Steck of Delaware, sons Steve (Sharon) Dean of Columbus, Alan (Monika) Dean of Virginia Beach, VA, grandchildren Brandon and Sierra Dean, siblings Virginia Davenport who was also her care provider, Darryl (Sharon) Davenport both of Ashley, Garth (Linda) Aldrich of Delaware, and Sheila (Lee) Milligan both of Delaware, nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by son-in-law Forrest Steck, brother Buck Davenport, and sisters Evelyn Church and Susie Matlack.

Friends may call 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William St. at Valleyside Drive, Delaware where services will be held 11:00 am Wednesday officiated by Celebrant Don Lockwood. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery next to her husband.

Memorial contributions can be made to Ohio Health Hospice.

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  • I remember Allison from working with her at Kroger when I was in high school. She was always friendly and helpful. My condolences to her family.

  • Although I did not know Mrs Dean, I have worked with her son Brett for years. The SAIC family is sending thoughts and prayers for your comfort in these difficult times.

  • I am Aletha Blaney but most of you remember me as Aletha Foor from school.

    I am thinking of you. Allison was such a wonderful person and I am thankful I

    have known her over the years. We had a nice friendship.

  • Allison and I worked together a lot of years at Kroger. We retired on the same day,she was a good person to be around. She will be missed