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John Dean Clawson

August 10, 1949 ~ May 11, 2022 (age 72)


John Dean “Deano” Clawson, 72, of Zanesville, passed from this life on May 11, 2022 at Genesis Hospice-Morrison House, Zanesville. He was born August 10, 1949 in Zanesville, a son of the late John and Faye Bush Clawson. Dean retired from Burnham Corporation after 44 years of employment where he served as a Past Union Vice President, Union Steward and contract negotiation committee member.  He enjoyed playing on the Burnham softball, bowling and golf teams.  Dean was an avid Buckeye fan and everyone that knew him liked him.  He enjoyed many (Miles with Smiles) trips and camping with special biker friends who became family.  He was a past member of Finks Harley Davidson Y-City HOG Club and National HOG,, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 302, VFW Post 1058 and American Legion Post 29 all of Zanesville, Ohio. Dean also was a past board member of Zane Trace Credit Union.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Mary (Dusenbery) Clawson; his children, Brandy Clawson of Hebron, Ohio, Angela (Doug) Boetcher of Roseville, Ohio, Kevin (Danielle) West of Crystal Lake, Illinois, and Shelly (Tim) Rose of Glouster, Ohio; grandchildren Drew, Britny, Maddy Hill, Dalton, Taylor, Kade, Logan and  Delylah Boetcher; Madelyn, Christian, Emerson, Ian West and Davie McDaniel; great grandchildren, Rylynn and Harlen Hill, and Wynona Boetcher. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a baby sister Betty Saum and a daughter, Kimberly Smally.

A cremation will take place and private graveside service at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Zanesville, Ohio.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.       

BOLIN-DIERKES FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 1271BLUE AVENUE, ZANESVILLE is entrusted with all arrangements.                

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Private Graveside Service

Mt. Olive Cemetery
Zanesville, OH 43701

Celebration of Life Service at a later date

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