Mrs. Thelma Elaine (Grob) Dunn

September 8, 1925August 9, 2019

Thelma Elaine Dunn was born September 8, 1925, to Albert and Charity Grob in Benld, Illinois. She shared a special bond with her brother, Harold who taught her to play the piano which she loved. She also played the clarinet in the school band. She faithfully attended church. After high school she moved to St. Louis, Missouri. She enjoyed volunteer work and dancing at USO functions. She married Robert C. Dunn on November 14, 1946, and moved to Dallas.

Thelma was the church secretary at Cockrell Hill United Methodist Church for over 20 years. She enjoyed singing in the choir. She was affectionately called “Tippy.” Her grandchildren will always remember her “signature spaghetti.”

She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert, and son, Wayne. She is survived by her son, Kelly (Tracy) Dunn; and daughters, Ellen (Larry) West and Sharon Polk. She is also survived by her nephew, Al (Billie) Grob; nieces, Gail (Phil) Burris and Michelle McCurry; granddaughters, Christy Delauder, Kim Wiley, Corey Autry, and Nicole (Jeremi) Woods; grandsons, Brandon Malone and Doug Reed; and nine great-grandchildren.


  • Visitation Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 15, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, August 15, 2019


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Deborah Thompson

August 12, 2019

Sharon Polk and family,

I remember your sweet Tippy from your birthday party that I attended several years ago. Hold on to the wonderful memories and trust God to ease your sorrow.

In His Name,

Deborah D. Thompson
Lee A. McShan, Jr. Elementary School

Lynn Coolman

August 12, 2019

On behalf of Carepath Hospice…we offer our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the dearly departed. You and yours are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. God bless each and every one of you during this time of grief and sorrow. Respectfully, Lynn Coolman – Bereavement Coordinator, Carepath Healthcare – (Pastoral Care Team) for Family Support.

Linda Cawthon

August 12, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your mom. It is always difficult to lose a parent. Hopefully you will be comforted in the knowledge that you did everything you could to make your mom's last years safe and comfortable, often at sacrifice to yourself. Bless you and Larry for caring for your mom so faithfully.
--Linda Cawthon