Erna Dean House

Erna Dean House, 70, of Kansas City, KS, passed away at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Hospital on Saturday, September 28, 2019 surrounded by her family.

Erna was born on February 21, 1949 in Kansas City, KS to Ernest L. and Hazel D. Hall. She graduated from Wyandotte High School and went on to earn a degree in nursing from Bethany Hospital School of Nursing in 1970. She spent the majority of her nursing career serving in the medical community of the greater Kansas City area.

Erna retired from nursing on February 28, 2014 after 44 years of service to the health and wellbeing of others. She was known for her compassionate patient care and kindness to all. She will be remembered fondly and greatly missed by all who knew her and/or had the privilege of working with her.

Erna married the love of her life, Stanley “Gene” House on July 12, 1969. Together they raised three precious children. Their marriage spanned 49 love-filled years until Gene’s passing in July of 2018.

Her devotion to family and friends was a hallmark and the central focus of her life. She was the absolute best wife, mother, aunt and friend. Loving concern for her family and friends through the giving of her time, attention, and resources was her true joy in life.

Erna was a sports fan and paid close attention to the Chiefs, Royals and Kansas Jayhawks. She particularly loved watching a good Jayhawks basketball game with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gene; her daughter Rebecca House in 2009; and her son, Thomas, in June of 2019.

Erna is survived by a son, Andrew, of Overland Park, KS; three brothers, Fred (Sharon) Hall of Goodland, KS, David (Angela) Hall of New Sharon, IA, Clifford (Jennifer) Hall of Kansas City, KS; numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws. She will be deeply missed by all.


Visitation from 12-1 pm on Thursday at Bristol Hills United Methodist Church with a funeral service to immediately follow. Burial at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. 


The family requests memorial donations be made to:

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
215 W. Pershing Road #300
Kansas City, MO 64108

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6 Comments on “Erna Dean House”

  1. Kim and Frank Dobbins Says:

    Frank and I send you our deepest condolences to all of the family. Erna was such a wonderful person and very informational. We will miss her so much. I miss seeing posting from her and Gene. May God wrap you all in his arms and comfort you.

  2. Autumn Says:

    I had the privilege of working with Erna in her last few years of working as a nurse. She was a wonderful person and nurse. Every memory I have of Erna makes me smile. She had a wonderful since of humor and her laugh was contagious. I don’t think a day went by that she didn’t tell a story of her family or expressed how much she loved you all. My deepest sympathies go out to you all during this incredibly hard time. Erna’s positive energy will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.

  3. Jim Bledsoe (Cousin) Says:

    Erna Dean will be sorely missed but not forgotten.
    For every life we lose here on earth another will take there place and on Thursday October 4TH my daughter will have her second daughter thus replacing Erna Dean with a sweet new innocent soul that will be nurtured in the same family manner as all of us Hall/Bledsoe children were.
    As children we were all inseparable but in adulthood all went there seperate ways and fell out of touch. Give all our family up there a big hug from us down here.
    Love from my family to you and yours Amen.

  4. Ron & Velma House Says:

    Sending prayers and love to our family.
    Erna will be greatly missed by all
    Who knew and loved her

  5. Kay Lockerby Huddleston Says:

    I was so sorry to hear of Erna’s passing. She was certainly a wonderful woman and I loved getting to know her better when I was playing the organ at your church. She was always so loving and kind! I know that she will be missed by a lot of people. I would love to come to the service on Thursday but I will the babysitting for a child with special needs and then have piano lessons following that. Just know how much I love you and I am sending lots of love your direction!

  6. martha duermyer-ibarra Says:

    Erna was an inspiration to every nurse that had the privilege of working with her. I met Erna when I was just beginning my career as a nurse and I still stop to think of things she taught each of us. We would often share stories of our children – each of her children held a special corner in her heart and brought her love and joy. Andrew, I trust that peace will come to your heart and you will know that love shared is a gift that lives forever in your heart.

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