Reverend Dean Monroe Chasteen, D.D., 92, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, was born, March 28, 1927, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of John Monroe and Flavey Victoria (Smith) Chasteen. He departed this life Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at Solstice Senior Living in Lee’s Summit.
Dean was a 1945 Bolivar High School graduate. Before the end of World War II, Dean attended the University of Missouri. Shortly after enrolling at the University, the Navy called and he continued his education while serving in the Navy. It was during his time in the Navy that he answered God’s call for full-time service. Following his marriage to Cleo he began preparing his ministry by attending the Denver Bible Institute.
In 1952 he and Cleo along with two young children embarked on his life of service to the Lord. They began their missionary work in Africa. They spent 20 years spreading the good news to the people of Central Africa. In 1971 they returned to the states and joined the Carver Bible Institute in Kansas City where he served for over 48 years. He was still teaching there until just before he died.
His lifelong passion for studying and sharing the bible helped him touch many lives over three continents.
On July 25, 1947, he was united in marriage to Cleo Laverne Domer in Kansas City, Missouri; she preceded him in death on February 3, 2014. On July 12, 2015 he was united in marriage to Nancy S. Burton-Parks in Lee’s Summit; she survives.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife Cleo.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy of Lee’s Summit; five children, Vickie (and Bruce) R. Cady of Waco, Texas, Tim D. (and Toni) Chasteen, of Jackson, Missouri, Darryl R. (and Cheryl) Chasteen of Texarkana, Texas, Terry L. (and Susan) Chasteen of Olathe, Kansas, and Cathy L. (and Houston) Sears of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; stepchildren; 14 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; other relatives; and a host of many friends.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 21, 2019, at the Lee’s Summit Bible Church, 1200 NE Colbern Rd., Lee’s Summit, Missouri 64086. Graveside military services and interment will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the Strasburg Cemetery with full military honors by the United States Navy and the V.F.W. Post #3118 Honor Guard.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church on Saturday.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Ministry of Carver Baptist Bible College or the Lee’s Summit Bible Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550
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