Elmo E. Dunn, 76, prominent, life-long resident of Mt. Vernon, a
retired food merchant and from 1951 to 1955 assessor of Black township, died at
8:09 o'clock last night at his home at 824 Mill street where he had resided for
almost half a century.
Four years of illness of heart disease had hospitalized him on
five occasions during each of which he was desperately ill.
Mr. Dunn's solid integrity, his genial personality and his
devotion to his home were assets of character generally recognized in the Mt.Vernon community.
His father, James Dunn, was a representative of a pioneer South
Posey family. His mother was before her marriage Carrie Gumberts, a native of Evansville.
The body is at Short-Niehaus Funeral
Rev. J. Kenneth Forbes, minister of FirstMethodistChurch, of which the deceased was a member,
will conduct the funeral service in Short-Niehaus
chapel at Monday. Burial will be in Bellefontaine cemetery.
The wife, nee Cora J. Harp, also a Posey county native, and a
sister; Mrs. Clarence Holmes, Louisville, Ky., survive. Mr. and Mrs. Dunn had
been married 54 years and their wedding took place in the home in which Mr.
The deceased was a charter member of Posey aerie, No 1717,
Fraternal Order of Eagles, and a member of Mt.Vernon lodge, No. 49, Independent Order of Odd
Fellows, and Modern Woodmen of America.
For 22 years, Mr. Dunn was a clerk in the former Fred P. Dietz
busy Corner Grocery, leaving there to be employed by the former Klein & Wasem Grocery Co., and then returning to the Dietz store
prior to opening his own food market on the south and College avenue. he and his wife successfully operated the Dunn store for 23
years and retired six years ago.
The deceased was a Mt.Vernon city fireman for a number of years.
An ardent Democrat in politics, he was elected to a four year term
as Black township assessor in 1950 but did not seek a second term because of