She was born Aug. 7, 1947, at Charleston to the late Marshall and Mary Dicie Richmond Dean, and had lived in Charleston her entire life. She was a member of the Elm Street Baptist Church in Charleston.
On Aug. 2, 1969, she married Thomas Authur "Tommy" Nolen, who survives of the home.
Also surviving are one son, Todd Nolen of Dexter; and one brother, Robin Dean of Springfield, Mo.
Visitation will take place from 10 a.m. until time for the memorial service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2012, at the Elm Street Baptist Church near Charleston. Jon Archie, pastor, will officiate.
Private interment will be at a later date at the Oak Grove Cemetery near Charleston under the direction of McMikle Funeral Home.