Elsie L. (Mattox) Dean, 91, of Coalmont, passed away at 2:55 a.m. on Jan. 17, 2011 in Millers Merry Manor in Sullivan.
She was born Oct. 20, 1919 in Sullivan County to James E. Mattox and Mary Ellen (Bleavens) Mattox.
Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Melvin Dean of Coalmont, whom she married November 1942; son and daughter-in-law, Garry and Charolette Dean of Jasonville; daughters and son-in-law, Carole and Jim Clark of Brownsburg, and Sherrie Dean of Coalmont, sister, Nina Branham of Trafalgar, Ind.; grandsons, Brent and Sherry Clark, Brian and Jenny Clark; six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Oral Mattox, Clarence Mattox, Edward Mattox and Wayne Mattox; sisters, Maudie Mattox, Edna Beadle and Ivy Lifford.
Elsie eagerly served God with all her heart. As a young girl, she and her sisters sang in the church. When her children were young, she taught Sunday School and Bible School. She attended the Assembly of God Church in Jasonville until her health failed. She then served as a prayer chain partner to pray for others in need.
Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home, 218 South Meridian Street, Jasonville.
Service will be at a later date.