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Obituary for Eugene Lyle "Gene" Dunn

Eugene Lyle “Gene” Dunn, 79, of Nortonville, KS, passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, February 3, 2022, at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS.

Memorial service will be held at 6:00 PM Thursday, February 10, 2022 at the New Covenant United Methodist Church, Nortonville, KS, with Rev. Larry Buss officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the church. Memorials are suggested to the New Covenant United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton & O’Trimble Funeral Home who have been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences may be left at

Eugene was born July 15, 1942, in Atchison, KS, the son of Edgar and Inez (Stacey) Dunn. Gene attended grade school in the area and graduated from ACCHS in Effingham, KS, in 1960. Gene worked at Blish Mize in Atchison for a year after graduation and then engaged in farming for sixty years. Everything he did centered around his family and farming. Gene was a very active member of the Nortonville United Methodist Church where he was a trustee and chairman for several years. Gene was also a member of the Atchison County Young Farmers and Lions Club. He enjoyed collecting cars and antique John Deere Tractors. Gene didn’t know a stranger and could talk to anyone and would do anything for anyone especially if you had pie and ice cream.

Gene married Dorothy Driskell of Weston, MO, on September 23, 1961. Gene is survived by his wife Dorothy of sixty years of the home. A son Greg Dunn, Effingham, KS and his partner Jeanette Whitney, Atchison, KS, a daughter, Suzi Akerley and her partner Mike LaCarrubba of Topsham, ME, grandchild, Katelyn Dunn, step grandchildren, Lukas and Elijah Akerley, two great grandchildren, Hudson Woods and Natalia Akerley, nieces Lainie Dunn Swendson and Stacy (JD) Shipman, great nephews, Cale and Trace Swendson, Tyler and Harrison Shipman.

He was preceded by his parents, a brother, Bob Dunn, a grandson, Kristopher Akerley and a nephew Corey Dunn and his mother Peggy Dunn.