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Allan R. Dean

d. March 1, 2021

Allan Dean, age 62, of Sweetwater, passed away on Monday, March 1, 2021 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Allan was born March 7, 1958 in Lincoln, Illinois, the son of Roy and Carol Dean.  After his father’s passing, he was raised by his step-father, Bill Cooper.

He married Anita M. Creviston on June 3, 1983.

Mourning his passing is his wife, Anita; a son, William (wife Marissa) Dean; grandchild, Avery Susan Dean; mother, Carol Cooper; brothers, Gary (wife Annie) Cooper, Dennis (Hollie) Dean, Dan Dean, and Bill (Deanne) Cooper; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Allan is preceded in death by his father, Roy; step-father, Bill; and numerous aunts and uncles.

He earned an Associate’s Degree in Ministry from Lincoln Christian University.

Allan was employed by the Menard County Cemetery Maintenance District for over 20 years, where he served as Cemetery Manager for many cemeteries in Menard County.

He also served as minister for the Middletown Presbyterian Church.

Allan was a member of the Williamsville Christian Church.

He was interested in horses, wagon trains, and woodworking.  His greatest joy was being a father and then a grandfather.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Sugar Grove Cemetery near Sweetwater with Rev. David Beals officiating.

Cremation rites will be accorded.

Alliance Community Bank is accepting checks payable to Avery Dean.  This will be an education fund because her “Pa” would have wanted it that way.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. Anita and Willy sorry to hear of your loss. May happy memories fill your hearts in this time of sorrow.

  2. Anita, William and Family…. I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Anita and William. So sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers!!

  4. Oh my gosh! So sorry to hear this. Anything we can do please let us know.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss.

  6. Anita and William, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers! Please reach out if you guys need anything!

  7. Anita and William – Our sincerest condolences on your loss. Allan was a good man. We are so sorry for your loss.

  8. So sorry Anita and William. John and I are so glad we got to visit with him this summer at Irish Grove such a nice man.

  9. Anita, Wilie and family; We are so sorry for your loss. We will have you in our prayers,

  10. So very sorry for your loss

  11. I’m so very sorry.
    It’s been 35? years since we have hung out but I’ll never forget the laughs we shared.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Anita and Willy, so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I will always remember him coming up to help with volleyball when I was little. Always had a smile on his face.

  13. I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort.

  14. I’m sorry your loss. Prayers

  15. Anita and William, So sorry for your loss. He was a good man. let us know if you need anything. you are in our prayers.

  16. Anita and William
    I am so sorry for your loss, thinking of you and your family at this time.
    Kristin Splain

  17. So very sorry for your loss. I always loved it when Alan came in the bank to give me a hard time. I’ve only seen him a few times since I retired but he was still quick witted!

  18. Anita and William, we’re so sorry for your loss. If there’s anything we can do, please let us know.

  19. Anita and Willie we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both.

  20. On behalf of Lexi and I, we would like to extend our sincerest condolences during this difficult times.

  21. So sorry to hear of Allan’s passing. I enjoyed working with him. He was never T loss for words. We had a good relationship.

  22. so sorry for your loss Allen always had a smile on his face and always had a friendly nature

  23. So very sorry. Our thoughts & prayers are with your family.

  24. Anita and Will, We are so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Allan. He will definitely be missed. Prayers for all of you!

  25. Anita, William and Family. So sorry to hear about the sudden passing of Allan. He will be missed. Prayers to the family.

  26. Sending love and prayers to you Anita, William & family. ❤️

  27. I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Allen at the cemeteries and appreciated his help. He will be missed. God bless you with His Peace.

  28. So sorry for your loss. Avery will miss her “Pa”

  29. My sympathy extends to the entire family. So many fantastic memories! I will always remember Allan as one of my “protectors”. Also, the many times he would shake his head and sigh when I came up with another “fantastic” idea for him to help with at church. Love to you all. I will be praying for you in the days and weeks ahead!

  30. I was lucky enough to know Allan and got a chance to see what a great man he was. Allan made a tremendous impact to all who got to know him. Losing someone we love is never easy, but we must be thankful for all the wonderful moments we shared with him. Please accept my deepest and heartfelt condolences. Joseph Rosenow – President Alliance of Illinois Cemeterians.

  31. Dear Anita….please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Charlise Leesman

  32. So sorry for your loss. A good man gone too soon. Remember his helping with cub scouts in Sweetwater, and his making our Scout camping trip to Turkey Run possible. 😢

  33. Anita, William and family you have my greatest condolences Allan was a very good man and very well like by many.

  34. So sorry to hear this sad news. Allen is a good friend and brother. I will think of him and miss him every day. Anita and family, know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and I share in your loss and grief. May God bless you with peace and love.

  35. Anita and all,
    I grieve with you at the loss of Allan on this earth. Praise God for the hope we have. I have good memories of all of you at Sweetwater. My son Nathan and your William comprised the toddlers class for a while! As time passes the memories of those we love continue to be a part of who we are. May God give you everything you need, just when you need it most. Prayers and blessings, Brad and Carolyn Neal

  36. I grew up knowing Allan and his family from a very young age at the Middletown church where my grandparents attended. Being the young horse girl, I was always interested in what William and Allan had horse-wise at the house in Sweetwater. There was not a single time I was turned away for badgering them with questions. In fact, they went out of their way to answer my questions and help me make decisions that allowed me to create the career I have today. I would like to share my deepest condolences for the loss of a great, great man. I hope that you all remember you are always surrounded by his love and are the source of his happiness.

  37. Anita & William
    I just heard. I am so sorry. Prayers of comfort from California. My God be with you and William.

    Charlie and Nancy Good

  38. Anita,

    So sorry to read about the passing of Allan. You and William have my sincere sympathy. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Sue Kuhlmyer

  39. I just heard about his death , he was a good friend in life ,

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