Gloria Jean “Jeannie” Dant, 69, of Owensboro, passed away April 26, 2021 at her home. She was born February 25, 1952 in Quantico, Virginia to the late Edwin and Elsie Spindle Askew. She loved spending time with her family and cherished time with her dearest friends in the Beta Sigma Phi Lauerate Chapter Sorority. She enjoyed ballroom dancing with Tommy and creating beautiful floral arrangements. She never met a stranger and had a smile and kindness to share with everyone. Jeannie had many special friends and fond memories in Swansboro, North Carolina.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Rose Hill and Velma Pierce; brother, Henry Patton; and grandson, Shay Crabtree.
She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Thomas Dant; children, Troy Crabtree and Bryan Crabtree; stepchildren, Tina Stallings (Robert), Lori Edwards (Jimmy Christie), Terri Lovelace (Ray) and Crystal Antipova (Mikhail); grandchildren, Dylan Crabtree, Alexis Mitchell, Truth, Jordon and Jaxon Crabtree, Brandon Peay, Theron Peay, Tyler Edwards, Jesse Davis, Jared Davis, Britten Lovelace, Kyle Lovelace, Helena Antipova, and Dalton Everett; great-grandchildren, Zander Crabtree, Bentley Mitchell, Elijah Crabtree, Michael Payne, and Olivia Neal ; siblings, Betty Jones, Bobby Askew, Dennis Askew, Joni Geiry, Joe Askew, Jenny Scarono, Don Askew, and Donna Askew; several nieces and nephews and extended family members.
Visitation is restricted to family and close friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday with a short service to follow at James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory. The number of those attending the visitation shall be within the current health and safety directives. Family and friends shall wear personal protective masks.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Puzzle Pieces, 2401 New Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42301.