Obituary for Lila Dean (Ellison) Dunn

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Lila Dean (Ellison) Dunn

May 11, 1929 - June 22, 2013

Lila "Dean" (Ellison) Dunn, age 84 passed away peacefully on 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 & Ethel (Griffin) Ellison. Dean married William L. "Bill" Dunn on February 23, 1952 in Stanley, KY. He preceded her in death on October 18, 1990 after 38 loving years. Together, they owned and operated Dunn's Hardware & Building Supplies in Trafalgar for over 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 & David Walters, Josh, Jessica, Alisha, Mark & 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 BBQ sauce and making corn hole bags. Dean was a fan of reality television and enjoyed collecting hummingbirds and other collectibles.

The Rev. Mark Dillman will conduct a funeral service on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 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, PO Box 308 Morgantown, IN 46160.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Dunn family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: May 11, 1929
Died: June 22, 2013

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Russell and Ann Teeters posted on 1/1/00

Thinking of you all, praying for comfort and peace. Dean was loved by many and will be missed.


Barbara Wilkerson posted on 1/1/00

My thoughts are with your family during this most difficult time. I know Dean will be missed by all.


Jackie & Barbara Bryant posted on 1/1/00

Our deepest sympathy during this time of sorrow.You will be in our hearts and prayers.May God bless and keep you.


Martha & Jim Miller posted on 1/1/00

Billy and Bryan and the gang. We are sorry for the loss of your mom. Remember her at the store helping people as they come in and her laugh. She will be missed. Martha & Jim Miller


Pam, Sharon, Shirley, Ronnie, and Lori Dunn posted on 1/1/00

Billy and Bryan we were so sorry to hear about your mom. It's been a long time but all the memories are still there and we hope time will heal your hearts. Love, Shirley, Pam, Sharon, Ronnie, and Lori.


Henry Kean Family posted on 1/1/00

To the Dunn Family, Dean was a very sweet person! She's with Jesus and her other loved ones that have gone before her. Our families have always been good to each other. She will be truly missed in our community. God Bless You All and May God Rest Your Soul Dean. Members of The Henry E. Kean Family