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Ladean Ann Estes

  • On November 18, 2019

Ladean Ann Estes, age 79, of Hastings, Minnesota passed away peacefully on November 18, 2019 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Born on June 19. 1940, she was the daughter of the late Lucille and Frank “Shinky” Dedina.

Loving sister of Karen (Stephen) Thrower of Pittsburgh, PA; dear aunt of Kirsten (Tim Lambert) Thrower, Jillian (Dan) Kammerer, and Wade (Tracy) Thrower; cherished great aunt of Lydia and Elise Kammerer; and best friend of Merrie and Glenn Sell and Shelly Henn.

Ladean enjoyed spending her time reading and spending time with her friends and family.  She taught 1st grade at Christa McAuliffe for 42 years.  She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Hastings, Minnesota.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.


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Patricia thomas
  • Nov 20 2019
She was my favorite teacher!!! I cried when I left her class 🥰🥰😢😢
Tina weber
  • Nov 20 2019
Mrs Estes was an amazing teacher. The songs we would sing the patience she had. May she RIP
Jan Woxland
  • Nov 20 2019
Deedy would light up a room with her smile and laughter! We were coworkers for many years. She will be missed by all who knew her. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Lynette Wayne
  • Nov 20 2019
It was a joy to work with Deedy! She had a fun spirit that could not be duplicated. Her students adored her. Her colleagues loved working with her. My heartfelt condolences to her family.
Diane Fox
  • Nov 21 2019
To Deedy’s family: I am so very saddened to hear that the world has lost such a delightful woman. Teaching with her was an adventure. She always made me smile. Memories of Thanksgivings she spent with our family will be forever cherished. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. ❤️🙏🏻
Tyler Burr
  • Nov 21 2019
I still remember first grade and how she brightened everyone’s day. You will be missed by every heart and mind you touched with your brilliant mind and caring heart rest easy Ladean Ann Estes
  • Nov 21 2019
Mrs. Estes was the best teacher I ever had, she will be dearly missed. She had a very distinct perfume smell and to this day when I smell it I think of her. She gave the best hugs and was so kind and funny and helped me get through my nerves in first grade. I will always remember her. RIP
Mary Schweich
  • Nov 21 2019
Sympathy to DeDe’s family. My 4 kids had her for first grade and they loved her. She was the best!! She will be missed. She had the cutest clothes, cutest hairstyles and loved her perfume.
Elizabeth Nelson
  • Nov 21 2019
To this day she has always been my favorite teacher. I remember her as a wonderful lady with a big heart. She will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers to her family and loved ones.
Tiffany E
  • Nov 21 2019
Everyone has that one teacher they remember as their favorite. For soo many of us that is Mrs. Estes. Even those who were in a different class remember and love her. She always looked and smelled wonderful, had the patience of a saint & the smile to ease any 1st graders nerves. Everyone from Kennedy Elementary will remember her always. My condolences to her family and friends.
Becky Tukua
  • Nov 21 2019
To her family , so sorry for your loss. She was My first grade teacher . She was a wonderful woman, always a beautiful smile . God bless !!
Mary (Sedona)Watson
  • Nov 22 2019
Rest in peace dear cousin 🙏
Don chailland
  • Nov 23 2019
Offering dearest sympathy I know she will be missed
  • Nov 27 2019
Dee Dees friends and neighbors at the Pringle Court Townhouse Association send their heart felt condolences.