Lois “Dean” Phelps Meece, age 79, of Somerset, KY, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018 at Hospice of Lake Cumberland Jean Waddle Care Center.

Dean was born on September 21, 1938 in Colo, KY, to the late Samuel Bennie Phelps and Thelma Roark Phelps. She was a child caregiver in her home for many years and attended Wesley Chapel Church as long as her health permitted.

She is survived by one daughter, Eugena Dean Meece (and Ray) Branscum of Somerset, KY; one brother, Benny Ray Phelps of Somerset, KY; three sisters, Wilma Lee Colyer of Somerset, KY; Ruthella C. Phelps of Somerset, KY; and Helen Joyce Meece of Crofton, KY, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of other relatives.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Eugene Meece, of whom she married on November 10, 1956 in Lawrenceburg, IN, and he preceded her September 3, 2001; two sisters, Anna Belle Phelps and Juanita Sue Muse; two brothers-in-law, Raymond L. Colyer and Duel Meece; and a niece, Patricia Lynn Colyer.

She will be greatly missed by her loving family and those who knew her.

Visitation will be on Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

Her funeral service will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 11:00am at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Stanley Sears officiating.  Burial will be at Mill Springs National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests expressions of sympathy be made to Wesley Chapel Cemetery Fund, c/o Kathleen Edwards, 7457 N. Hwy 39, Somerset, KY 42503.

You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website:  www.LakeCumberlandFuneralService.com

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Lois “Dean” Meece.