Dean Baumgardner, daughter of the late Guy Hemby and Daisy Becker Hemby, was born Jan. 30, 1921, in Neelyville, Mo., and departed this life Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, at St. Elizabeth's Place in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 89 years, 8 months and 19 days.
She was of Jonesboro, and formerly of Senath, Mo.
Dean married John A. Baumgardner on Dec. 3, 1938. John preceded her in death on June 9, 2005. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Robert Carroll Baumgardner and John William Baumgardner; three brothers, Cephias, Arnold and Jesse Hemby; four sisters, Ruby Bush, Ola Jean Schoen, Mary Shandra and Mabel Hemby and many nieces and nephews.
Survivors include three daughters, Deloris Cornish, of Jonesboro, Donna Nettles and her husband, Jim, of Gideon, Mo., and Oma Sanders and her husband, Robert, of Naples, Idaho; seven grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, James Hemby, of North Carolina and and David Hemby, of Colorado; one sister, Dorothy Hastings, of Edgewood, Iowa, and other relatives and friends.
She was loved by all who knew her, was a "mom" to many children and will be missed by all.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett with Rev. Al Henderson and Pastor Angie Gage officiating.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett is in charge of arrangements.