Jun 28,1942---May 11,2022

Bryan Dean Biles, 79, Bonner Springs, KS, died at his home on May 11, 2022. There will be no services and Dean will be cremated. A private family gathering will be held at a later date.

 Dean was born on June 28, 1942, in Tipton, OK, to his parents, Bryan W. and Mary Biles. He lived in Altus, OK, and graduated from Altus High School in 1960. He earned an associate degree from Eastern Oklahoma A&M Junior College (now Eastern Oklahoma State College) in Wilburton before transferring to Northeastern State College (now University) in Tahlequah, OK, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1966. He also earned a Master of Science degree in elementary school administration and supervision from Kansas State College of Pittsburg (now Pittsburg State University) in 1969. 

Dean, who had a passion for educating children, followed in his father’s footsteps as an elementary school educator, administrator and athletics coach, serving in various roles for more than 30 years. He began his career as a 6th grade teacher and principal at Eugene Field Elementary School in Webb City, MO, from 1966-68, before teaching 5th grade at Rosehill Elementary School in Lenexa, KS, for a year. In 1969, he was appointed principal for three elementary schools — Edwardsville, Mission and Walker — in the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville (KS) School District. Dean also served as principal of Bonner Springs Elementary School before retiring in 1999. He was also involved in many community organizations. 

On December 26, 1971, Dean married Charlene Moulden at her parents’ home. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2021. Survivors include — his wife, Charlene, of the home; three sons — Brad, and his wife, Sarah, Prairie Village, KS, and their adult daughters, Morgan and Megan; Brian, and his partner, Lana Beylin, Fort Lauderdale, FL; and Matthew, Mission, KS, and his son, Wilson, and Matthew’s partner, Katherine Ascui; and one daughter, Stacey Case, and her husband, Eric, Kansas City, MO, and her daughter, Sophie; brother Chris and his wife, Robin, Grand Prairie, TX; and sister Kay, Altus, OK. 

Dean was proceeded in death by his parents, Bryan in 1983 and Mary in 2003, and his brother, Jim, in 2020. 

The family requests contributions to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 171335, Kansas City, KS 66117, www.cancer.org/about-us/local/kansas.html.


Amy Flaming May 13 ,2022

Friend ,Bucyrus ,Kansas

Dean hired me in 1994. I did my student teaching at Walker and he hired me right after. He always made sure I was taken care of. He was my second dad and I loved him like one. My heart is breaking and my hugs and prayers go to Charlene and the family for comfort. He was such a sweet, loving teddy bear of a man. He will be truly missed. With much love, Amy Willson Hamilton Flaming

Judith and Bill Raynor May 13 ,2022

So sorry for your families loss.

Christopher Biles May 13 ,2022

Brother ,GRAND PRAIRIE ,Texas

Rest well, my brother, until we meet again for Mom's pecan pie or Braum's pistachio almond ice cream. Kiss Mom and Dad for me. You were the best, and I love you very much.

Pam Biyd May 14 ,2022

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

My boys, Hugh, John & David VandeLinde were blessed to have him as a mentor and friend.

Kim Mitchell May 14 ,2022

Friend ,Basehor ,Kansas

Dean gave me the opportunity to join the USD 204 staff in 1994 and it became my home. I’ve got many happy memories working at BSE under him and he was both my girls elementary principal for several years. My condolences to Charlene and family - he was a good man!

Athana Byrf May 14 ,2022

Student ,Bonner Springs ,Kansas

He was my elementary school principal. I remember he always made a big deal out of our birthdays. Even after leaving elementary school, he remembered me, like a super power he had. Sincerest condolences to the family.

Steve Connell May 14 ,2022

Student, mentee ,Golden ,Colorado

Dean Biles, outside of family, did more to form in me what it meant to be good, true and kind. He had a profound affect on so many. He knew how to teach from the heart and his laugh was infectious. There is literally not a single memory of all the days I remember under his leadership, where he was not the person you thought you should grow to be like… Thank you Mr. Biles!

james warren (Mike May) May 14 ,2022

6th grade student ,gilbert ,Arizona

My deepest sympathies to Mr. Biles' loved ones. Mr. Biles and I had maintained contact over the years, he had been my 6th grade teacher and I have many fond memories of his stern guidance and understanding. Particularly, his use of a big wooden paddle on me when necessary and I learned much from him. He introduced the concept of watching the World Series in class and I was shocked to learn others didn't consider the World Series with such high regard!! And sensitive, as even though we spoke on the phone, I would voice concern over his audible cough, his reply: "gotta die from something Mike!" and he continued to smoke but concealed any of his health issues. He seemed to find humor in all our conversations. I will miss our talks and rest assured that the world is a better place because of Mr. Biles. Rest in peace Sir!!

Ella sickman May 15 ,2022

Friend ,Tonganoxie ,Kansas

I am thinking and praying for you all. Dean was a person who we will never forget He loved working with our children in 204 school district. May he rest in peace.

Molly May 15 ,2022

Student ,Bonner Springs ,Kansas

Mr. Biles was my principal at McDanield when I was in the first grade. My best memory is when he took me in his truck to get McDonals ice cream. I felt very special and important that day. He was always very caring man. My condolences to the family.

Mary Gossage May 16 ,2022

Former Student ,Bonner Springs ,Kansas

Mr Biles was my principal at McDaniel when I went there and he was just the kindest man and was always so good to everyone there. I can remember he would come out and watch the kids play and sometimes he would get involved too. He will be greatly missed, may he rest in peace. May God give his family the peace and strength in this sudden loss Mr Biles. Mary (Sweet) Gossage

Amy Smith Donnelly May 16 ,2022

Student ,Basehor ,Kansas

It seems like yesterday that I saw Mr Biles in Walmart-both of us grocery shopping…when he looked up and saw me, he recognized me right away and got a huge smile on his face. He immediately said, “Oh I remember you, always in my office (as he was my elementary school principal) getting the “paddle” because you were always such a trouble maker!” 🤣🤣 and we both laughed and he gave me the biggest hug! What a wonderful man - my thoughts are with all of you as you navigate your way forward 💔

Phyllis Laurion May 16 ,2022

Friend ,Bonner Springs ,Kansas

When my daughter Katie was a student at BSE I worked with Dean as a PTA officer. I loved his sense of humor and the way he cared for all of his students. Charlene I will keep you and your children in my prayers

Leo May 16 ,2022

Friend ,Edwardsville ,Kansas

Pricipal at Edwardsville when my daughter went there. Very great person, always remember me wherever we met . Saw him many times Hollywood Casino.

Al & Cathy Ramirez May 17 ,2022

Friend ,Bonner Springs ,Kansas

We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to all the family for strength at this sad time.

Joy Gilrath May 17 ,2022

Former Student McDanield Elementary ,Bonner Springs ,Kansas

Mr. Biles my favorite principal. I remember meeting him lining up for school in the mornings at McDanield and we were always so silly. I remember he would ask me to make this funny face and he would crack up everytime. He lived around the corner from my parents and even as an adult he would stil tease me and say something funny just like he did to when I was a kid. Glad to have known him he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Condolences and prayers to his family ❤