Frankie Dean, 82 of Tulsa, passed away February 19, 2021 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. She was born February 13, 1939 in Porum, Oklahoma, the daughter of Pershing and Nadine Maudie (Cole) Stephens. Frankie Retired from American Airlines as an inventory specialist after many years of service.
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Frankie Dean is survived by 3 children: Ron E. Bender and wife Lisa D. of Inola, Oklahoma, Lisa A. Williams and husband Steven J. of Coweta, Oklahoma, Lorrie K. Mullen and husband Ron R. of Verdigris, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren: John S. Bender And wife Amber of Raeford, North Carolina, James “Aaron” Bender And wife Julie of Inola, Oklahoma, Timothy (Curtis) Williams and wife Alissa of Park Hill, Oklahoma, William “Ross” Grauke and wife Rebekah of Harrah, Oklahoma, Chad M. Grauke and wife Veronica of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Holly R. Maxwell and husband Ronnie of Lebanon, Indiana and Chad R. Mullen and wife Dawn of Brownsburg, Indiana; 15 great grandchildren: Grayson Bender, Haylie Bender, Kilynn Bender, Kiara Kyle, Paisely Randolph, Kaydence Mayberry, Kolton Williams, Cole Grauke, Kendra Grauke, Cameron Grauke, Austin Mullen, Michael Clark, Nelson Maxwell, Kathleen Maxwell, Lilly Maxwell, Daniel Roberts and Matthew Roberts; 4 great greatgrandchildren 2 sisters: Evelyn Wooten and Husband Carroll of Webbers Falls, Oklahoma and Judy Masslock of Muskogee, Oklahoma; 4 brothers: Joe Stephens and wife Peggy of Checotah, Oklahoma, Arlon Stephens of Roland, Oklahoma, Cole Stephens and wife Pearl of Checotah, Oklahoma and Don Stephens and wife Marie of Kellyville, Oklahoma; many nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as a host of many other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Pershing and Nadene (Cole) Stephens; husband Donovan Dean; 3 sisters: Deborah (Sue) DeFoe, Linda (Kathy) Ward and June Stephens; 1 brother Larry Stephens; father of her children, John Sherman Bender.