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Della Mae Dunn

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Della Mae Dunn

MANSFIELD: "People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within." Although soft-spoken and kind, Della Mae had a fierce light within her. And now, free of her earthly body, it's shining brighter than ever.

Longtime Mansfield resident Della Mae Dunn, age 95, passed away Monday, November 25, 2013 in Springfield Care nursing home in Lindside, WV following an extended illness. She is finally home with her loving Savior.

Della Mae was born June 9, 1918 in Bluefield, WV to parents Lee & Nancy Lemon. She was one of 7 children and during WWII she served her country by working in an ammunitions factory. After raising her son, Randy, Della spent a decade working as a home help mate. She lived in Mansfield from 1957 until a year and a half ago when she moved to West Virginia with her son.

In her free time, Della enjoyed playing Rummy, sewing, and hanging out with the grandkids.

She was a member of Mansfield Baptist Temple.

Della is survived by her son, Randy Dunn of Bluefield, WV (and girlfriend Annette Gandert of Mansfield); three grandchildren: Rodney (Jill) Dunn of Grove City, Matthew Dunn of Mansfield, and Maleah (Ben) Derhammer of Chittenango, NY; and a great-grandson Ralen Dunn of Grove City.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings: Wilmer Lemon, Beatrice Temme, Buford Lemon, Effie Gadd, Louella Young, and Pauline Atkins.

The family will receive friends 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Snyder Funeral Home, 2553 Lexington Avenue, Mansfield OH 44904, where a memorial service will immediately follow at 11 a.m.

Contributions in her memory to the or Temple Christian School may be sent to the funeral home: P.O. Box 3085, Mansfield, OH 44904.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Della's family and private messages to them may be sent at:


Published in the News Journal on Nov. 27, 2013
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