Mrs. Helen Marie Dean

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Celebration of Life: Helen Marie Dean

Helen Marie Dean, a beloved member of Trinity Baptist Church and retired Food Service Manager at The Ohio State University, will be honored and celebrated for her remarkable life and spirit. Born in Columbus, Ohio, Helen was one of five children, known for her love of music and her impeccable sense of style. She took pride in her work, dedicating many years to serving the college community with warmth and care.

Throughout her life, Helen cherished her family deeply, finding joy in the company of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and siblings. She was a loving wife to Richard Dean, a devoted mother to Sharon Foster,Mary A. Foster, and Alex David( Shawna) Foster, her bonus children Richard, Shavonne and Tony Dean Helen shared a special bond with her brothers Donald (Kathy) Williams and Robert Lee West, and her sisters Diane R. (Ronald) West-Thrweatt and Robin Olivia (Rudolph) Rogers, 8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren; sister in law Martha (Billie) Williams and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Clarence Porter and Mary Jamison, daughter Janice Marie Beidleman, grandson, Brandon Beidleman and sisters in law Hattie Malone and Mary Lee Ferguson.

Visitation 12:00 noon and Funeral Service 1:00pm Saturday February 24, 2024 will take place at Trinity Baptist Church 461 St. Clair Ave.

Helen’s unwavering love and spirit will be forever remembered, and her memory will be a beacon of joy and inspiration to all who knew her. In accordance with her wishes, there will be a cremation ceremony on February 26, 2024, marking the transition of her spirit to a place of eternal peace.

Join us as we celebrate the life and legacy of Helen Marie Dean, a woman who touched the hearts of many and left a lasting imprint on those she encountered.

Condolence Messages

  1. Beverly Jennings

    Rest In Peace Helen you will be greatly missed the memories are buried deep in my heart I love you you earned your wings you were truly a woman of GOD



  3. Dorothy Tanner and Family. TBC

    My Deepest Sympathy and Condolences to the Family! May God be with you all during this time of sorrow! Helen was a beautiful classic Lady and will surely be missed! ❤️✌

  4. Sending condolences and prayers for your loss. Helen was a beautiful person that I will never forget.

  5. Sheila Michelle Davis-Collins

    My Dear Helen,
    It was extreme pleasure knowing you, you were such a good person to my family and I. You were more than a friend of the family you were family. I will never forget working for you at the Ohio State University that’s where I first met you and that beautiful smile. Gone but never ever forgotten. Love, always Sheila and James the Ervin Family!

  6. My memories of Ms. Helen Marie Dean known to me as, while I was employed at OSU) Ms. Harris was that of impeccable in appearance, class, and warmth to me. May the Love and Peace of GOD comfort and keep her family and friends.

  7. Edward & Dianna Poindexter

    Dear Richard and family: you are in our prayers, may the Lord comfort you as He gives you His strength and peace during this difficult timecof loss.

  8. To the Entire Family and friends of one so loved and respected may your hearts be comforted by the power of God at this time, The memories shared with this classy lady brings a smile and conversation to mind as she made everyone feel special and how she loved the Lord a pure spirit. May God mend the broken hearted

  9. James and Jacqueline Murphy

    To God be the Glory for bringing a beautiful soul such as Helen into our lives. A beautiful smile and personality very enjoyable to be around. God blessed a beautiful union with her and Richard. She will truly be missed.

  10. Helen and I sung in the Gospel choir for years together. Her pleasant smile and demeanor was always a pleasure. I remember am I younger years at Trinity her and her mother were two of the most stylish women they would fall into Trinity, looking like $1 million it went with Helen smile. Her smile was $1 million. My choir friend I will miss seeing you, but you have gained your wings rest in peace.

  11. Sheppard family Ruth and Kat

    We send our deepest condolences to the family we are truly going to miss you that smile would brighten up a room your heart was so big you was a blessing in our lives grandma Helen may you rest in peace watch over us we Love You So Much

  12. To the family of Helen may God keep you through your time of grief, I remember Helen when she came over for dinner with mom and dad on Sunday she was always pleasant to be around, she will truly be missed.

    Love Denise Johnson & Iola Tucker

  13. Daryl and Greta Pannell

    To Richard and family, we pray God will comfort you at this time of loss. Helen’s warm and beautiful spirit will live on. She will be missed by all. May God bless you.

  14. Sleep peacefully Auntie

  15. It was with great sadness I got the news on February 25, after your services were already over. I should have been better about checking in on you. You were loved and will be missed.
    Love you much Aunt Helen Harris Dean
    Janice Harris

  16. I would like to extend my sympathy to the Dean Family. May comfort from God, and the hope Jesus gives that our loved ones will live again bring you peace, dear family. Acts 24:15; John 5:28, 29

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