Mabrey, Dolores "Dee Dee" Jean

Date: Sunday, May 22, 2016
Time: 12:00 to 2:00 PPM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Sunday, May 22, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Private committal at a later date.

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the St. Clair Site Council for the St. Clair Meals on Wheels Program


Delores Jean Mabrey, known to all as Dee Dee, of St. Clair, MO, formerly St. Louis, MO, departed this life in St. Clair on May 9, 2016, having reached the age of seventy-three years, one month and nine days. Dee Dee was born in St. Louis on March 30, 1943, daughter of Paul Clinton Mabrey and Dorothy Jeannette Mabrey nee McKinney. As a young woman she was united in marriage and blessed to have three sons.

Dee Dee is survived by her sons, John Dean and wife, Nicole, of Columbia, MO, William C. Dean, known to all as Billy, and wife, Linnie, of St. Louis, MO, and Brian Dean of Mt. Hoerb, WI; by four grandchildren, Felix Dean of Mt. Hoerb, Gramm Gerdemann of Columbia and Savannah and Harper of St. Louis; by her sisters-in-law, Cynthia Mabrey and Lisa Mabrey, both of Tulsa, OK; by nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Dee Dee was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Dorothy Mabrey, and by one brother, Paul Mabrey.

Dee Dee was a Christian believing in the Lord as her Savior, having been raised in the Baptist faith. After high school, she had furthered her education, obtaining an Associates Degree in Business. Throughout her working career, Dee Dee had been employed at various companies in the St. Louis area as an office manager. She had lived most of her life in St. Louis, relocating to St. Clair about seven years ago. Dee Dee had lived an active, busy life. She was a kind and compassionate person who would always lend a helping hand to friends and co-workers. She was talented at doing many crafts and hobbies, included sewing, quilting and crochet. She was an avid Cardinals Baseball fan and enjoyed collecting tea pots. Raising three sons kept her busy and her keen sense of humor was appreciated by them all. Nothing made her happier than the time spent with children and grandchildren.

A devoted and loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

A celebration of life and memorial service was held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 22, 2016, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Jim Watson officiating. Memorials may be made to the St. Clair Site Council for the Meals on Wheels Program.