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William "Tony" Dunne, Sr.

July 13, 1937 August 24, 2019
William "Tony" Dunne, Sr.
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Obituary for William "Tony" Dunne, Sr.

William Anthony “Tony” Dunne, Sr. passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his family.

Tony was born on July 13, 1937 at Spring Bluff, Missouri, the son of Richard M. and Ona E. (Browning) Dunne. He grew up and attended grade school and St. Anthony Catholic School in Sullivan. Tony went to work at an early age, helping on the family farm and working for Midwest Shoe Factory. He then worked for Pea Ridge Mine for several years, while still tending to the family farm. Tony was united in marriage to Shirley Robertson on February 28, 1959 in Sullivan and to their union three children were born: William, Dale and Brenda. Together, they raised their family on his family’s farm. The farm was his life and he always enjoyed tinkering around on it. In later years, Tony cared for Shirley. They enjoyed going to town for dinner and dancing throughout the years. Tony loved being with his family, everything revolved around them. He was a simple man who lived a simple life. He was always eager to help his neighbors or anyone in need. Tony will be lovingly remembered and missed by his family and friends.

Tony is survived by his loving wife of sixty years, Shirley Dunne of Sullivan; three children: William A. Dunne, Jr. and wife, Sharon of Sullivan, MO, Dale W. Dunne and spouse, Glenn Mushnick, of Northbridge, MA, and Brenda J. Kleinheider and husband, Randy, of Washington, MO; one sister, Maxine Steenburgen of St. Charles, MO; three brothers: Richard Dunne of Owensville, MO, Patrick Dunne and wife, Jackie, of Sullivan, MO, and Jim Dunne and partner, Jean, of Poplar Bluff, MO; seven grandchildren: Derek Dunne and wife, Lindsey, Tiffany Emmons and husband, Mitch, Josh Dunne and wife, Brittany, Allitta Williams and significant other, Pete Clark, Sydney Kleinheider, Martina Kleinheider, and Alex Kleinheider and wife, Kelsey; ten great-grandchildren: Briley, Briella, Hailee, Ellie, Elinn, Max, Ben, Jacob, Skye, and Jayden; nieces & nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard M. and Ona E. Dunne.

Funeral Services will be conducted 1:00 PM, Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, with Patrick Dunne, Jr. officiating. Burial will be held at Cave Spring Cemetery in Sullivan.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Wednesday, at the Eaton Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Sullivan High School FFA

Friends may send online condolences to Tony’s family at www.eatonfuneralhome.com.

All arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home of Sullivan, MO.


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Visitation

Wednesday

28

Aug

10:00 AM 8/28/2019 10:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 8/28/2019 1:00:00 PM
Eaton Funeral Home

347 N. Clark
P.O. Box 625
Sullivan, MO 63080

Eaton Funeral Home
347 N. Clark Sullivan 63080 MO
United States

Service

Wednesday

28

Aug

1:00 PM 8/28/2019 1:00:00 PM
Eaton Funeral Home

347 N. Clark
P.O. Box 625
Sullivan, MO 63080

Eaton Funeral Home
347 N. Clark Sullivan 63080 MO
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Cave Spring Cemetery Final Resting Place

Highway 185
Sullivan, MO 63080

Highway 185 Sullivan 63080 MO
United States

Memorial Contribution

Sullivan High School FFA

Sullivan High School, Attn FFA
1073 E. Vine St.
Sullivan, MO 63080
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