Helen Dean “Dee” Sears Meece, age 78, of Somerset, passed from this life on Monday, September 19, 2016, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

Dee was born on June 27, 1938, in Pulaski County, daughter of the late Etheridge and Flora Wallace Sears.  She was a graduate of the Pulaski High School Graduating Class of 1956.  Dee married Elbert Clifton Meece on December 15, 1956, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.  She was a retired purchasing agent for the Ball Corporation of Cincinnati.  Dee was a member of the Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall of Somerset.

Following are in Dee’s own words for her obituary:

“I loved the best I could, I loved my family and my cats.  I think I made an impression on people (maybe not always good).  I’ve never hated anyone.  I always manage to get along with everybody.  I’m sure I’ll be missed by some (for a little while, anyway) Ha!  I still have my sense of humor!

Dee is survived by her two sons, Jeff Clifton (and wife, Nancy) Meece, of Latham, Ohio, and Kevin Gerald (and wife, Christine) Meece, of Corbin; her brother, Edward (and wife, Martha) Sears, of McCordsville, Indiana; her grandchildren, Magen (and husband, Chris) Lufcy, Mackenzie (and husband, John) Stokien, Kyra Meece and Kylee Meece; and her great-grandchildren, Caitlin Stokien, Preston Stokien, Eliza Lufcy, Olivia Lufcy and Brody Lufcy.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elbert Clifton; two brothers, Jerry Sears and Cleamon Sears; and her sisters, Dorcie Lowery, Thelma Martin, Mary Dunbar, Edna Scott and Marge Edwards.

Visitation will be Saturday, September 24, 2016, after 12:00 noon, in Southern Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will follow the visitation in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, at 1:00 p.m., with Minister Frank Chovan officiating.

Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, in Cincinnati, on Monday, September 26, 2016.


Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.