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Charles Dean Stamps

October 14, 1929 — March 10, 2017

Charles Dean Stamps, the son of Charles Ray and Reva (McCoy) Stamps was born October 14, 1929, in Taylor County Iowa. Dean entered eternal rest on March 10, 2017 at Corning Specialty Care, Corning, Iowa, at the age of eighty-seven years, four months, and twenty-four days.
Dean graduated from Gravity High School, Gravity, Iowa, with the Class of 1948. Dean entered the United States Army in 1952 and served his country in Anchorage Alaska during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged in 1954.
Dean was united in marriage to Rita Marie Wilmes on April 23, 1958 in Maryville, Missouri. Three children were born to bless this union: DeAnn, Danny, and Debra. Dean started his printing experience working for the “Printery” at Conception Abbey, in Conception, Missouri. He worked for the National Famers Organization beginning in 1971 as the Printing Manager. When the NFO moved to Ames, Iowa, Dean opened the “Print Shop” in Corning. Dean owned and operated the shop from 1991 to 2000. After retirement in 2000, Dean and Rita enjoyed traveling and golfing.
Dean was a member of the Corning American Legion and the St. Patrick Catholic Church. Dean never knew a stranger. He always had a joke and was always laughing. He also had a lifelong love for horses. His family was very important to him and he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Left to cherish Dean’s memory are his loving wife Rita of Corning, Iowa; children: DeAnn Russell, Ft. Myers, Florida; Danny (Cindy) Stamps, Corning, Iowa; Debra (Todd) Goldsmith, Corning, Iowa; seven grandchildren: Andy, Ray, Ty Russell; Oakley Rollefson, Tasha Stamps, Bryant and Brooke Goldsmith; five great-grandchildren; brothers: Curtis (Darlene) Stamps, Diagonal, Iowa; Larry Stamps (significant other, Vickie Brown), Gravity, Iowa; Garry (Judy) Stamps – New Market, Iowa; Carroll (Jan) Stamps, Gravity, Iowa; sisters: Helen Eitzen, Essex, Iowa; Ruth Thompson , Anchorage, Alaska; also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many, many friends.
Preceding Dean in death were his parents; two brothers-in-law: Ivan Eitzen and Dean Thomspon.

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