Mary Anna Dunn, 80, died Friday, October 12, 2012 at St. Catherine’s Hospital in Garden City, KS.
She was born March 27, 1932 in Blencoe , Iowa to William and Edith (Peterson) Erlandson.
She graduated high school at Blencoe , Iowa and then studied at Wayne State College in Wayne , NE.
On May 19, 1956, she married Howard A. Dunn in Onawa , Iowa . He survives.
She was an elementary school teacher. She taught at McKinley Elementary in Liberal, KS during the late 1950’s. She and her husband had resided in Iowa , Kansas , Texas , Oklahoma , and at Omaha , Nebraska before retiring and moving to The Ponderosa near Turpin , OK in 1995.
She was a member of the Methodist Church , the American Legion Auxiliary Post #80 of Liberal and a former 25 year member of the VFW Auxiliary. She was an active volunteer at the Liberal Air Museum . While living in Omaha , she volunteered at nursing homes and assisted with transportation for residents. Having had a daughter that was afflicted Mucolipidosis, a form of Huler’s disease, Mary Anna an advocate for education for children with disabilities.
She was instrumental in naming the Quality Living, Inc., a housing program in Omaha .
She was preceded in death by one Brother, George Erlandson who died in childhood and her Daughter, Lu Ann Dunn 1959-1990.
She is survived by her husband, Howard of The Ponderosa, rural Turpin , OK and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 11:00 am Tuesday, Oct. 16th at Richfield Methodist Church in Richfield , KS with Pastor Sandy Ferguson presiding. Burial will follow at Richfield Cemetery .
Visitation will be 1 – 8 pm Monday at Brenneman Funeral Home in Liberal with the family present to greet friends from 6 – 7 pm.
Memorial contributions should be made to a local charity of donor’s choice in her memory in care of Brenneman Funeral Home 1212 W. 2nd Liberal , KS 67901 .
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brennemanfuneralhome.com.