In loving memory of

Cornelius "Dean" Vance
November 17, 1942 - June 7, 2022

Cornelius "Dean" Vance
Farmington-Cornelius "Dean" Vance, 79, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, in Canton.
He was born on November 17, 1942, in Peoria, IL, to Cornelius and Mary (Hedrick) Vance.
Surviving are his children, Sherry (Gary) Evans, Doug Vance, and Chelsey (Jacob) Minder; one brother, Dennis (Pam) Vance; one sister, Claudia Galbreath; and three grandchildren, Ellaina, Colton, Clayton and one-on-the-way.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Tammy Sue Vance; and one sister, Mary Anne Meehan.
Dean was a retired Teamster from Local #627. He served in the U.S Air Force and was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Farmington Moose.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Elmwood from 10:00 a.m. until noon. There will be no funeral service. A meal will be served immediately following at the Farmington Moose. Cremation rites will follow the visitation.
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Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory in Elmwood is in charge of arrangements.


Tiffany Titus wrote on Jun 13, 2022:

"He was a great man. I\'m sorry for y\'all loss Im glad I got the privilege to meet and care for him. One of a kind. Fly high Onry "

Deanna Whitmer wrote on Jun 9, 2022:

"Deanna Whitmer Dean was a good friend when I was in Farmington married to Mike Whitmer. We all had good times together. He was definitely quite the character. So sorry for your loss "

Holly Thum wrote on Jun 9, 2022:

"To The Family, Enjoyed getting to know Dean. We loved talking football and sports. He was always kind and always Thanked me for anything l helped him with. He had me help him order some flowers for his daughters birthday. He was so grateful for my help. RIP Dean. Sincerely, Holly Thum "

Janet Edmonds wrote on Jun 9, 2022:

"My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family, May Gods loving kindness and comfort help you and your family through this very difficult time. Matthew 5:4 "

Ashlynn Daniels wrote on Jun 8, 2022:

"Dean. I am going to miss you so much. You were loved by so many, and I am so glad to have known you these last few years. I just know you will forever live on in so many peoples memories. You were the sweetest, and funniest old man out there. I will miss my friend. Love you long time "

Kenzie wrote on Jun 8, 2022:

"Dean you were my favorite resident to care for. You will be missed by many, I?m so glad I got to meet you.. wish I would?ve said that goodbye before you left the nursing home, but I had high hopes of you coming back. Until we meet again deano?"

Tracey brownell wrote on Jun 8, 2022:

"Dean, you made me laugh! I wish I could have visited with you before you left this earth! RIP sweet soul! Condolences to the family?? Tracey Brownell and Tony Arnold"

Betty Curry wrote on Jun 8, 2022:

"So very sorry for the loss of your family member and friend Dean was a good friend of my ex- Father in law Frank Johnson Sr. And his sister Mary Anne was my friends Michelle and Tina?s Mother. Prayers for you all! "