Patricia Marlene "Patty" Dunn
Patricia Marlene “Patty” Dunn, 70, Mt. Pleasant, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Mercy Hospitals, Iowa City.
A private family burial will be held in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Mt. Pleasant. The Rev. Herbert Shafer will officiate. Friends may call after 9 a.m. on Wednesday at Elliott Chapel, New London, with the family receiving friends from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established for the Iowa State Fair.
She was born Aug. 21, 1942, in Ft. Madison, to Merlin and Louise Bertha Boecker Martin. On Feb. 18, 1962, in Mt. Pleasant, she married Doyle James Dunn. She was a 1961 graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School, a member of the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. She enjoyed camping, especially at the state fair and down at the Skunk River, planting flowers, cooking, taking short rides around the country, feeding and watching the birds and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband; one son, Curtis (Lisa) Dunn of Mt. Pleasant; three daughters, Robin (Greg) Rich of Wayland, Michelle (Kris) Kelley of Crawfordsville and Traci (Rick) Hardeman of Eldridge; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; two brothers, John Martin of Mt. Pleasant and James Martin of New London; and three sisters, Linda (Don) Messer of Washington, Yvonne (Nathan) Kerr of Morning Sun, and Gloria (Bobby) Wagaman of Livonia, Mich.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Thomas Martin.