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Dorothy E (Webb) Dunbar

April 20, 1930 ~ November 8, 2020 (age 90)


Dorothy Ellen (Webb) Dunbar, age 90, peacefully passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday, November 8, 2020.  
She was born on April 20, 1930 in Defiance, Ohio to Forrest and Laurena (Lipp) Webb.  As the youngest of four children, she grew up helping on the farm.  She was attending Defiance High School when she began dating Ned Dunbar.  On October 29, 1949 they were united in marriage.  Together, they raised five children on the family farm near Jewell, Ohio. While raising children, Dorothy put in many hours farming with her husband. She was known for her strong work ethic and spent many years at Campbell Soup Company.  After retirement she enjoyed seeing people in the community as she handed out samples at Meijer.  Her interests included spending time with family, gardening, cooking and entertaining her grandchildren.  She is also famous for her bargain hunting “Dunbar Good Deals” and no one leaving her home empty-handed.
Dorothy is survived by her son David (Jean) Dunbar of Lake Elmo, Minnesota, daughters Diane Barton of Akron, Ohio, Debra (Doug) Hancock of Defiance, Ohio, and Dawn (Glenn) Sulpizio of Kalamazoo, Michigan, 13 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 70 years Ned, her son Dennis, infant son Robert, and her brothers John Webb and Jim Webb and sister Evelyn Haines.  
Due to COVID 19, there will be no visitation, and a private service will be held at Florida Cemetery, officiated by Pastor Dave Brobston. Schaffer Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
The family wishes to express their deep gratitude to the staff at Glenn Park of Defiance for the wonderful care given to both Ned and Dorothy.  
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or St. Paul Lutheran Church, Defiance OH.  Condolences can be left at


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Private Interment

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