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Dean Perry

November 16, 1933 ~ March 3, 2019 (age 85)

Dean Richard Perry, age 85, of Versailles, Illinois passed away at 2:55 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2019 at his residence.

He was born November 16, 1933 in Brown County, Illinois the son of Alva Warren and Eva Hulett Perry.  He married Beulah Wheeler on August 20, 1955 in Bluffs, Illinois and she survives.

Mr. Perry worked for National Starch and Chemical Company in Meredosia for over 30 years, retiring in 1997.

He attended Brown County schools.

Dean always enjoyed metal detecting, traveling and going to casinos with his wife.

Survivors include his wife Beulah Perry of Versailles, Illinois.  2 daughters Debra Sue Buxton (Ernie) of Mt. Sterling and Brenda Still of Versailles, Illinois.  3 grandchildren Scott Tinsley-Hall (Joel), Deana Metz (Jon) and Curt Buxton (Heather).  5 great grandchildren Kayla and Ashlyn Metz and Laray, Josh and Brianna Tinsley-Hall.  2 half brothers Ronnie Waters of Paducah, Kentucky and Charles Waters of Alton, Illinois and 1 half sister Myrna Bolanios of Kansas City, Missouri also survives along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sons in infancy, 1 grandson in infancy, 1 brother William Gilbert Perry, 2 sisters Betty Clark and Ruth Perry and 1 half sister Frances Eldridge.

Per his request cremation will be accorded and a memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2019 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Pastor Charla Meyers officiating.

Burial of the cremated remains will follow in the Versailles West Side Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Brown County Against Cancer or Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.

Condolences for the family may be left online at

 The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.


Donations may be made to:

Brown County Against Cancer
P.O. Box 68, Mount Sterling IL 62353

Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice

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