Artie E. Dunn

November 05, 1927 ‒ April 17, 2021

Edison, Ohio

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

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

  • Priscilla and family. We are sorry to hear of Artie’s passing. We loved her and always enjoyed seeing her in church when she could come. I also worked with her at McDonald’s. She was a joy to be around and the customers who came in always loved talking to her as well. Prayers for comfort for all of you.

  • Priscilla,
    So sorry to see that your mom has passed. She was such a sweet lady and had a beautiful smile. I pray for your comfort and peace in the times ahead.

  • Rest in peace grandma. You will live in my heart til it stops beating. You and grandpa were always my rock. My childhood was made grand by your love and affections. You were like a second mother to me. I will cherish the memories and time we shared. So proud to have called you my grandma.

  • So sorry for your loss

    I always remember how friendly she was
    a sweet lady

    Barbara and Rick Moore

  • Priscilla, I’m So sorry for your loss. Sending lots of love and Prayers for you and your family.

  • Girls, your mother and father were the best neighbors that my mother could ever had. I will always have fond memories both.

  • To Arties family please know how special Artie and Orlando were at the Senior Citizens in Mt. Gilead. Loved seeing them dance together very nice lady and her husband. God bless you her family In my prayers for your loss. Linda Heimlich