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Centralia’s Dean turns 100

Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 6:24 am

Celebrates with family, friends at Centralia Senior Center

Woodrow Wilson was president of the United States, Word War I had ended 11 days earlier Frederic D. Gardener was governor of Missouri, Arthur Bruton was mayor of Centralia and on November 22 1918 Imogene Milhollin

Imogene Dean, who turned 100 on Thanksgiving shares a moment with her youngest great great grandchild, Rylynn Kemp, six months old.

Imogene Dean, who turned 100 on Thanksgiving shares a moment with her youngest great great grandchild, Rylynn Kemp, six months old.

was born to Ted and Maggie Milhollin in a little house on the east side of Madison.

Thanksgiving  day this year she turned 100 and celebrated with a birthday party the afternoon of November 24 at the Centralia Senior Center.

She married Paul, “Butch” to his friends, Dean, December 24, 1938 at the Methodist parsonage in Madison, Imogene said.

Her memories of raising children in those pre-television days include getting the neighborhood kids together for games of horse shoes and everyone going fishing in a Dean family fishpond on their farm east of Moberly, Imogene said.

“We played cards together and listened to sports games on the radio and played cards,” she said of those days.

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