Artie E. Dunn
November 05, 1927 ‒ April 17, 2021
Artie E. Dunn, age 93, of Edison, passed away Saturday evening, April 17, 2021, at her home.
On November 5, 1927, Artie was born in Walnut, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Joseph and Ethyl (Keener) Smith. She graduated from Wilkesville High School in southern Ohio, in the Class of 1947.
On January 8, 1955, Artie married her best friend and love of her life, Orlando E. Dunn. Together they enjoyed over 56 years of marriage and lovingly raised two daughters, Deborah and Priscilla. She and Orlando made one of their dreams come true by traveling to all 50 states, even taking a six week long road trip driving to Alaska. They enjoyed their role as stand-ins for many movies including Crazy for a Kiss and the Michael Douglas movie Traffic. They also posed for different ads in magazines. They loved dancing and roller skating as a couple. Most evenings, they enjoyed each other’s company in the living room watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune together. Orlando preceded her in death on December 15, 2011.
Over the years, Artie worked in the restaurant industry and retired from McDonald’s in 1990.
She was a member of the Marion Senior Citizens and Seniors on Center in Mount Gilead.
Artie will be remembered as a sweet woman who loved her family dearly. She was the best mother in the world.
Artie will be dearly missed by her daughter: Priscilla (Bryan) Bennett of Edison; step-daughter, Deborah Dunn of Clearwater, FL; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.
A graveside memorial service to honor and celebrate Artie’s life will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Rivercliff Cemetery, officiated by Celebrant Galen McLeod.
Memorial contributions in Artie’s name may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131, or at www.parkinson.org.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Artie’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.