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Obituary: Lila “Dean” (Ellison) Dunn, Trafalgar

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Lila “Dean” (Ellison) Dunn

Lila “Dean” (Ellison) Dunn, 84, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, June 22, 2013, at her home in Trafalgar.

She was born in Reed, Ky., on May 11, 1929, to her parents, the late Albert and Ethel (Griffin) Ellison. Dean married William L. “Bill” Dunn on Feb. 23, 1952, in Stanley, Ky. He preceded her in death on Oct. 18, 1990, after 38 loving years. Together, they owned and operated Dunn’s Hardware and Building Supplies in Trafalgar for more than 20 years. The family business continues to operate through their children.

Dean is survived by her two sons, William L. “Billy” Dunn and Bryan A. (wife, Sharon) Dunn, both of Trafalgar. She will be remembered by her seven grandchildren, John and David Walters, Josh, Jessica, Alisha, Mark and Kristina Dunn; and nine great-grandchildren.

Dean was preceded in death by a daughter, Gloria D. Walters, and several siblings.

She enjoyed quilting and was a member of several quilting clubs. Dean volunteered at the Lord’s Locker and started the quilting club. She was known for her cooking and baking, especially her homemade barbecue sauce and making beanbag toss bags. Dean was a fan of reality television and enjoyed collecting hummingbirds and other collectibles.

The Rev. Mark Dillman will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Meredith _ Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St., Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Harris Cemetery in Johnson County.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Dean to the Lord’s Locker, c/o Meredith Funeral Home, P.O. Box 308 Morgantown, IN 46160.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Dunn family at www.meredith-clark.com.

Information: 812-597-4670

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