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Official Obituary of

Sherri L. Dean

December 9, 1951 ~ February 23, 2024 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Sherri L. Dean Obituary

Sherri Lynn Dean, age 72, of Mattoon, IL passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. She was born on December 9, 1951 in Mattoon, IL, the daughter of Charles Roscoe and Wanda Lucille (Honn) Dean.

Sherri was a graduate of Charleston High School. She worked at the former GE Lighting Lamp Plant for over thirty years. Sherri was passionate about her home gardening and enjoyed spending many summer days at Lake Shelbyville.

Survivors include her nephews, Randy Dean of Escondido, CA and Michael Dean of Charleston, IL; nieces, Dana Cobble of Charleston, IL, Amy Bright (Brian) of Marion, IL, and Ashley Sevilla of Springfield, IL; her sister-in-law, Karin Dean of Tucson, AZ; and several great-nephews and great-nieces. Sherri was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Charles Duane Dean, sisters, Letha Deanna Sevilla, Sheila Tahoa Dean, and Debbie Dorita Dean, half-sister, Winona Howell, niece, Rhonda Howell, and nephew, Donny Howell.

Funeral Services honoring her life will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 1, 2024 at Adams Funeral Chapel with Pastor Scott Sims officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL.  Interment will follow services at Dodge Grove Cemetery in Mattoon, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation at or mailed to 230 E. Ohio St., Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60611.

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March 1, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Adams Funeral Chapel (Shawnee Drive, Charleston)

Funeral Service
March 1, 2024

11:00 AM
Adams Funeral Chapel
2330 Shawnee Drive
Charleston, IL 61920


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