Webster, Merledean

Written by David Green.

Merledean “Dean” Fife-Webster, 62, of Willard Ct., Fayette, Ohio, and formerly of Adrian, Mich., died Jan. 15, 2012, at her home, in the presence of her family and under the care of Hospice of Williams & Fulton Counties.

She was born Dec. 22, 1949, in Morenci, Mich., to the late Robert “Bob” and Bessie (Akers) Fife.

Merledean grew up in Adrian and graduated from Adrian High School in 1967. She later attended Adrian Beauty Academy, where she obtained a license in cosmetology in 1985. Merledean enjoyed arts and crafts of any kind, and she especially liked to crochet.

She is survived by three daughters, Bobbie Jo McMullen of Martinsburg, W. Va., Melissa Scher of Fayette, and Angela (and Michael) Denton of West Unity, Ohio; two brothers, Darrell (and Rita) Fife of Morenci, and Daniel (and Sherri) Fife of Adrian; a sister, Geri Parson of Eaton, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, Christopher, Mark, Serena, Destiny, Andrew, Zeena, Deana, Terrina, Michael Jr., and Richard; and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation is planned from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette. Private family interment will take place at a later date at Raisin Valley Cemetery in Adrian.

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