Jane Ann Dean

September 23, 1953 ‒ March 23, 2020

Marion, Ohio

Jane Ann Dean, age 66 of Marion, passed away Monday, March 23, 2020.

Jane Ann was born on September 23, 1953 in Bluffton, OH, the daughter of Beverly “Bill” D. and Veronica F. (Dayteen) Caton, Sr. Jane Ann graduated from Findlay High School and then attended Bowling State University, obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree. From there, she went on to attend Xavier University earning her Master’s Degree in Education.

Jane Ann was an educator for 35 years. She first taught in Cincinnati and then moved to Marion where she was a business teacher at Marion City Schools for 27 years.

She was united in marriage to John F. Dean on December 20, 1998. Jane Ann and John enjoyed their RV traveling all around and camping in beautiful locations. Their travels also took them to a favorite spot of Jane Ann’s, casinos! They enjoyed regular trips to Hollywood, Wheeling and when traveling if they saw a sign for a casino they were sure to stop and play.

She is survived by her devoted husband, John F. Dean; daughter, Anne Margaret (Chad) Grupe; grandchildren: Mason and Cole Grupe; and siblings: Larry B. Caton, B. Delos Caton, Timothy (Jodi) Caton, and Beverly Jean Reiss.

Jane Ann is preceded in death by her parents and siblings: Kevin B., William H. and James D. Caton.

Private funeral services will be held for her family, including burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery officiated by Fr. Kyle Tennant . A public memorial Mass will be planned at a later date. Snyder Funeral Homes, Denzer Chapel, is handling funeral plans and will live stream the service on their Facebook page at 2PM on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. https://www.facebook.com/DenzerChapelSFH/

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent De Paul.

The Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to be serving the Dean family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • John, Larry, Delos, Dayteen, Beverly and all of Jane Ann’s loved ones: I am so saddened to learn of this. All of you are in my thoughts and on my heart. Treasure your memories. John 14:2. With love, Nancy Martin Wilczynski

  • We are in such sorrow to hear of Jane Ann passing..we loved the times we got to spend together and will cherish the wonderful times we had… Never a dull moment camping…always a great conversation regardless if it was over a picnic table or a fancy table…You are in our ❤!

  • So sorry for your loss. We so enjoyed meeting you both and sharing camping meals together. Camping at Mt. Gilead will not be the same! Our heart goes out to you all.

  • Jane Ann was the spirit of Harding High School and her students loved her with all their hearts. Great friend.
    God bless her,
    Coach Mac

  • John and Family: my prayers and sympathy to you! Jane Ann was an excellent business teacher at Purcell Marian High School (Cincinnati(, It was wonderful working with Jane Ann. We continue our friendship after she left Cincinnati, Truly a great friend.
    May She Rest in Peace!

  • The Bible says the Lord “determines the number of stars and calls them by name” (Psalms 147:4). He called JaneAnn to dwell among those stars so that when we look to the heavens tonight , we will see one of His brightest and most beloved! Godspeed Jane Ann —until we meet again!💔💫

  • Jerry and Diana Boyle
    So sorry for your loss. Jane Ann was always a lot of fun when camping at the state park. She will be greatly missed.

  • So thankful I was able to talk to you and catch up last year after not seeing each other in 19 years. You were a wonderful teacher and gave me great memories from high school. I thank you for all the wonderful lessons you have taught me and I will continue to apply them in life. I will always remember your energy and great advice, you will be missed. Thank you for everything.
    – Kristi ♥️

  • Jane was a motivator by example. She excited her students and all others around her. She was loved by her students who always looked for her at all sporting events. Her clothes were covered with sport badges given to her by her students. She wore everyone of them. She had so much enthusiasm. She will be missed and remembered with love by all who knew her.
    We taught in Marion City Schools with her and she had our son as a student.
    Our sincere sympathy to John and her family. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • To John and all of Jane Ann’s other loved ones: I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. She was a wonderful lady and I know she will be greatly missed. May God bless and comfort you.

  • So sad to hear of Janes passing. May you find peace and love in the memories you cherish.

  • To John and Family,
    We are sad to hear of Jane’s passing. It was a shock to hear about Jane and we offer our sincere condolences to you and your family at this time.
    Game Room Friends,
    Dave and Judi

  • Such sad news. My heart breaks for you John. I can’t imagine one of you without the other. You two were so well matched. Jane was a colorful character and that’s what I loved about her. Jane was a good friend to me as a new teacher at Harding then of course all those years the four of us traveled about trying out new restaurants and just enjoying each others friendship. Memories that bring pain now will someday bring a smile and knowledge that you loved and were loved. Laurie

  • What sad news! Jane Ann brought such enthusiasm to her teaching and to Harding High School. You could always count on her to bring that great school spirit to every pep assembly. Those of us who taught with her– or learned from her– will remember and miss her. My sympathies to her entire family.

  • Jane was a bright spot for all at Harding High School. I taught with her in our early years. She was known for her enthusiasm and crazy dress especially at athletic events. Jane was an excellent teacher and friend. She will be missed! Sorry for your loss!

  • My wife Tammy and I met Jane and John just about two years ago. We became freinds as soon as we met. I always hugged Jane any time we saw each other at church or at a special gathering. I knew there was something very special about her. We will keep John and his family in our prayers and thank God for bringing this beautiful person into our lives.

  • Such sad news. I have very fond memories of the short time I spent being taught by Jane at Harding. Jane had such a fun, energetic, and quick witted personality! She made this 16 year old exchange student from Australia feel very welcome.

    My deepest sympathies to Jane’s family.