Ruth Esther Dunn
Ruth Esther Dunn, 91, Mt. Pleasant, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Park Place, Mt. Pleasant.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Monday, April 28, at Elliott Chapel, New London. The Rev. Deborah Stowers will officiate. Burial will be in Burge Cemetery, New London. Visitation will begin after 9 a.m. on Monday at the Chapel and the family will greet friends from 10 to 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be made at www.elliottfuneralchapel.com.
She was born Feb. 24, 1923, on the family farm east of Beulah Church, and was the daughter of Walter Charles and Hazel A. Moore Brandmeyer. She was a 1941 graduate of New London High School. On Feb. 24, 1941, she married James W. Dunn, Jr.
She was a farm wife. She had been a member of Beulah Church since 1939 and was a member of her neighborhood 76 Club. She enjoyed bowling, writing poetry, traveling, being with people, gambling, antiques and collecting paperweights. She was also active in Old Threshers activites.
She is survived by one son, Doyle J. Dunn of Mt. Pleasant; one daughter, Deanna Mae (Jay) Northcott of Mayhill, N.M.; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter; and one sister, Shirley Simkin of Tucson, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Donald “Doc” Dunn; three brothers, Clyde, Lorraine and Irl Brandmeyer; and three sisters, June McKenzie, Evelyn Brandmeyer and Thelma Turner.