Lurine (Renie) Ann Dean born Nov. 14, 1946 at White’s Nursing Home in Boonville, N.Y., went home to be with God on Feb. 14, 2011. She passed away at Big Bend Hospice House, Tallahassee, after a long, hard fight with several bouts of pneumonia.
She attended school at Lyons Falls and South Lewis Central School, graduating
in 1965. She began working as a nurse’s aide in Lewis County General Hospital in 1966.
Renie received her LPN degree from SUNY Morrisville in 1975 and went on to work as a LPN at LCGH working in many of the different hospital departments. In 1995, Renie completed her Registered Nursing Degree and began working as Charge Nurse for the Nursing Home Facility at LCGH, which she retired from in 2003. During her 35 years of nursing she also did volunteer work, including going to Haiti to care for and vaccinate the children there. Renie moved to Greenville in 2006.
Renie was predeceased by her parents Oatley and Bertha (Bates) Dean of Lyons Falls, N.Y., her brother James Dean of Glenfield, N.Y. and her sister Betty (Dean) Weiler of Port Leyden, N.Y.
Renie is survived by her brother, Oatley (Richard) Dean of Utica, N.Y., by her nieces,nephews and their families; Paige (Dean) and Richard Yelton and great-neice Lanie Dean, Katrina (Weiler) and Larry Beltowski and great-nephews, David and Kevin Beltowski, Bruce Weiler and great-nephew Adrian and Amy Weiler, great-great nephew, Robert P. Weiler and brother in law, Robert Weiler.. She is also survived by her special friend and “sister of the heart,” Bobbi Capello and their precious pets, Casey (dog) and two kitties, Emily and Sammie, whom she loved dearly and longtime friends, Marcia Myers and John Herman and many other longtime friends from Boonville, N.Y. She loved animals, gardening, reading, doing needlework, cooking and her computer.
After moving to Greenville, she became a member of a very loving and caring family from the United Methodist Church of Greenville. Many of them spent nights at Hospice House with Renie so she was never alone. The family and friends like to thank Dr. Hartsfield and all the staff at Big Bend Hospice House, for making them all feel welcome and for the wonderful care they gave Renie and for allowing Casey to spend time with her
There will be a memorial service on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Greenville United Methodist Church, 174 SW Church Ave, and all are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, family and friends are asking that donations be made to the Greenville United Methodist Church to help with all the wonderful services they provide for the community. Burial and a memorial service will take place in Boonville, N.Y. in the spring.