J. Eleanor Dean, 95 of Little Walnut area, Circleville, OH passed away on Monday, May 22, 2023 at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, OH. She was born on August 8, 1927 to the late George Washington and Elsie (Hoover) Hardbarger in Ashville, OH. She was a graduate of Ashville High School and was a member of Village Chapel Church.
She was a loving homemaker and especially enjoyed cooking, raising her children and helping take care of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved watching animal planet, saving her grandchildren from snakes around the property and her many animals.
Besides her parents, she was preceded by a son Steve Dean; siblings James, Kenneth and Mary Louise Hardbarger.
Eleanor is survived by her husband of 73 years, Joseph A. Dean; children Mike (Nancy), Jim, Cathy (Jim) and Dave (Judy); grandchildren Michelle, Elizabeth, Kim, Lisa, Nicole, Kristen and Lori; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; brother Walter (Marjorie) Hardbarger; many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Tuesday, May 30th from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. with Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31st at Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home, 420 W. Main St. Ashville 43103 with Pastor Kevin Pees officiating. Interment will follow at Heavenly Hills, Circleville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Village Chapel Church, 30 Viking Way, Ashville, OH 43103. Online condolences at olivercheekfuneralhome.com