Deann Safley Edwards was born Dec. 22,1937, in Jefferson to Byron and Verna Safley. The family lived and farmed in Greene County. Deann had one sister, Janet (Mills), and one brother, Richard Safley, who died in infancy. Deann graduated from Jefferson High School in 1956. She was united in marriage to John Atteberry shortly after high school. They established their home in Guthrie Center and to this union, four children were born: John in 1957, Scott in 1959, Kristin in 1960 and Kathryn in 1963. Deann was a homemaker until she was widowed in 1975. She then relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana, where she went into business in interior design, and then became owner of the Fire Extinguisher Company of Louisiana. She was in business for more than 30 years and retired at the age of 84. Deann was married to Glen Edwards from 1995 until his death in 2006.

Deann loved the New Orleans area and enjoyed her camp in the bayou, boating, Cajun dancing, New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers football, church activities, and being involved with her family. She especially enjoyed her time with her grandchildren.

Deann died March 18, 2024, at the age of 86. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister; her husband, John; her daughter, Kathryn; her son, Scott; and her second husband, Glen. Deann is survived by her children, John (Chelsee) of Harvey, Louisiana, and Kristin Hafner of Gretna, Louisiana; three grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, March 30, 2024, at 11 a.m., with visitation from 9-11 a.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 Westbank Expy., Harvey, LA 70058. Interment will be at a later date.