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Ruth Adele Dunn

Oklahoman Published: July 8, 1996


DUNN, Ruth Adele, 74, Norman, died Friday July 5 at her home following a short illness. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Primrose Chapel with George Martin officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Oklahoma City. She was born September 20, 1921, at Dill City, Oklahoma, to Ritchie Lee and Allie E. McLean. She attended school in Erick, Thomas and graduated from high school in Anadarko, Oklahoma in 1938. She attended what was then O.C.W. in Chickasha for 1 year, and the University of Oklahoma until September 1941, when she went to Washington D.C. where she was employed by the F.B.I. She married C.H. Dunn in Wilmington, Delaware, July 3, 1942. After the end of World War II, she and her husband developed the Dairy Queen franchise in central Oklahoma. She managed the 14th Dairy Queen store in the United States, it being established in Norman in July 1947. She functioned as store manager, field supervisor, and office employee. She truly was the "Queen" of the Dairy Queens. She was a member of McFarlin Methodist Church, Chapter AU of P.E.O., and Alpha Chi Omega. She was an avid bridge player and golfer until her health prevented golfing activities. She was a member of golf and country clubs in Norman and Harlingen, Texas. Mrs. Dunn was preceded in death by her parents and son, David Crumes Dunn. She is survived by her husband, C.H. Dunn, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan Dunn and Homer Hulme, Chickasha; 7 grandchildren, Wayne and Fran Jurgerson, Houston, Kendra Johnston, Chickasha, Christopher C. Dunn, Norman, Lori Lee Dunn, Oklahoma City, Chelsea McLean Dunn, Moore and Rikki Danielle Moore, Norman; 2 great-grandchildren Scott Crumes and Emily Jurgerson, Houston, 2 sisters and brothers-in-law Betty Jean and William L. McDonald, Dallas, and Patricia A. and Carl C. Collier, Norman. It is suggested that memorial contributions may be made to Oklahoma Medical Research or Feed the Children. Bearers will be Wayne Jurgerson, Christopher Dunn, Homer Hulme, Jack Russell, Don Weeks and William L. McDonald III. Honorary bearers will be Kendra Johnston, Lori Lee Dunn, Chelsea Dunn, Fran Jurgerson, Rikki Danielle Moore, Betty Long, Anna Gordon Miles, Dr. James Ryan, Don and Betty Frensley, Harry and Ann Buck, Jack and Mary Griffin, Al and Jeanine Loeffelholz, John and Gwen Campbell, Edith Algood, and Ted and Dora Mathews.

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