Tracy D. Dean

Tracy D. Dean, 52, of Chester, Illinois, passed away at 10:08 pm, Friday, March 31, 2023 at Eveyln’s House in Creve Couer, Missouri.


She was born to the late Roy and Betty (nee Black) Keefer on February 28, 1971 in Granite City, Illinois.


Tracy married Jimmy Lee Dean on May 31, 2008 in Centralia, Illinois; he survives.


She was a homemaker.


Tracy was a member of First Methodist Church in Chester, Illinois. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her dog – Bruiser. She also enjoyed shopping.



​Husband:​Jimmy Dean ​of Chester, IL

​4 Children:​Tyler Holm​ of Chester, IL

​Christina Dean​ of Bloomington, IL

​Kevin Dean (Fiancee Haven Ryburn) ​of Bloomington, IL

​Joshua (Ansley) Dean​ of Anderson, SC

​6 Siblings:​Deb Ebrecht​ of Highland, IL

​Teresa Ray ​of Pierron, IL

​Linda (Dave) Dapkus​ of Highland, IL

​Wesley (Irene) Keefer​ of Pierron, IL

​Damon (Wendy) Keefer​ of Troy, IL

​Daniel Keefer​ of Highland, IL

​Many Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends

Preceded in Death by: ​Parents and 1 Sister – Betty Ann Keefer


Funeral Service:​11:00 am, Thursday, April 6, 2023

​Pechacek Funeral Homes, Chester, Illinois

Officiating:​Rev. Jim Oppedal

​Rev. Jim Tinzmann

Interment:​Evergreen Cemetery


​Chester, Illinois

Visitation:​Wednesday – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

​Thursday – 9:00 am – 11:00 am

​Pechacek Funeral Homes, Chester, Illinois


Memorials:​Perry County Humane Society


​First Methodist Church, Chester, Illinois


​Steeleville United Methodist Church, Steeleville, Illinois