Edith B. Dean
Mrs. Edith B. Dean, 99 of Batavia died Thursday May 17, 2013 at the Genesee County Nursing Home in Batavia. She was born May 26, 1913 in Pavilion to the late William B. (Myrta E. Kelly) Calkins and the youngest of nine children. Mrs. Dean was a member of the North Bergen Presbyterian Church, a former member of the Batavia Society of Artist’s and a self-taught musician. She was a foster mother to several boys through the years on their farm in North Bergen. She was predeceased by her husband Merton C. Dean and the mother of a son that died shortly after birth.
She is survived by her nephews Raymond (Laura) Ladd, Spencer Calkins; nieces Norma Baker, Joan Gump, Rose Baker along with other nieces and nephews.
There will be no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held at the North Bergen Presbyterian Church on a date to be announced. Interment will be in Mt. Rest Cemetery in Bergen, NY.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the North Bergen Presbyterian Church, 7068 N. Bergen Road, Bergen, NY 14416. To sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.