Dunn, Yvonne Allen

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Yvonne Nadine Allen Dunn, 87, formerly of Peterstown WV, passed away Thursday, August 14, 2021, in Santa Rosa, CA. Born April 20, 1934, in Bozoo, WV, she was the daughter of the late William Chauncey Allen and Lillian Shumate Ferguson.

Yvonne lived most of her life in Peterstown, was a 1951 graduate of Peterstown High School and worked at the Celanese Corporation for over 40 years. She moved to California in 2015 to be closer to her immediate family. She enjoyed traveling, watching TV game shows and soap operas, sitting on the porch observing passersby, but most importantly, spending time with her family. She was a cherished mother, grandmother, and sister who will be dearly missed.

In addition to her parents, Yvonne was preceded in death by her husband of almost 50 years, John Kelly Dunn; a grandchild, Lewis Harpold; a sister, Unita Allen Jackson; and stepfather, A.H. (Hayden) Ferguson. She is survived by two daughters, Lisa McCortney (Ronn) of Santa Rosa, CA, and Karen Harpold (David) of Melbourne, FL; three grandchildren, Brittany Dillon of Irvine, CA, Natalie Jones (Martyn) and Katherine Mayes (Matthew), both of Melbourne, FL; four step-grandchildren, Jennifer Sheehan (Justin) of Camp Meeker, CA, RJ McCortney of Santa Rosa, CA, Sarah Defoe (Bronson) of Melbourne, FL, and Rebekah Parkhurst (Daniel) of Nashville, TN; nine step-great grandchildren, Lena, Leyton, Erik, Jesse, Breana, Jacob, Rosalie, Alice, and Andur; one sister, Clarissa Johnson (Roger) of Missouri City, TX, and a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews.

The family wishes to extend a very special thank you to the caregivers at Maggie’s Care Home and the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospice professionals for their devoted care, attention, and solace.

In keeping with Yvonne’s wishes, she will be cremated. A memorial service and celebration of life will be scheduled in the coming months, once she is returned home to West Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations, in Yvonne’s name, be made to the American Stroke Association (www.stroke.org). Both online and mail in gifts are accepted.

Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the family at www.broyles-shrewsbury.com. Local arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, WV.