Martha R. Dunn

October 12, 1936 - March 11, 2018

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Wednesday, March 14, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel

Thursday, March 15, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel


Thursday, March 15, 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel


Martha R. Dunn, 81, of Kendallville died Sunday, March 11, 2018, at her residence.

She was born October 12, 1936, in Rushville to David B. and Ruby Louise (Merrill) Palmer.

On September 1, 1953, in Rushville she married William B. “Bill” Dunn. He preceded her in death on May 8, 2005.

Mrs. Dunn moved to this area in 1987, coming from Rushville. She had worked at Richards Restaurant and Sharon’s Breakfast House, both in Kendallville.

Surviving are four daughters, Priscilla Rose of Connersville, Reba Louise Hays of Kendallville, Beverly (Joe) Ritchie of Rome City, and Pamela Horn of Lansing, Michigan; two sons, Benjamin “Ben” Dunn of Kendallville and Randy (Stephanie Bell) Dunn of Kendallville; 11 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Martha Jo Fortmeyer and Billie Jean Dunn; a son, William C. Dunn; a brother, David E. Palmer; a half-sister, Ethel Shelton; four half-brothers, Edward Warfield, Irvin Warfield, Emory Warfield, and Jesse “Junior” Warfield; and a granddaughter, Misty Dawn Rose.

Funeral services will be Thursday, March 15, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Pastor Scotty Ritchie of Grace Christian Church in Kendallville officiating. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery.

Casketbearers will be Billy Sorrell, Mel Kirk, Chuck Salle, Kevin Robinson, Robert Hays, Carter Sorrell, Joey Sorrell, and Zach Knight.

Calling is Wednesday, March 14, 2018, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

Preferred memorials are to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.

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Michelle and Randy bell
March 12th, 2018 10:36pm

Deeply missed you were such a sweet person I’m always gonna caring a special place in my heart

Thelma J. Wade
March 12th, 2018 6:08pm
seymour indiana

Your family has my sympathy for the loss of you loved one. I didn't know her personally but her niece Veronda is my daughter-in-law. May god be with your family during your journey of loss.

Tiffany Jones
March 12th, 2018 5:05pm
Lansing, Mi

Grandma was a wonderful women