Mount Vernon News
  • Kathryn V. Dunham

  • October 4, 2010

MOUNT VERNON — Kathryn V. Dunham was born June 14, 1922, to John Robert and Ruth Hill Vulgamore in Piketon and died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at Knox Community Hospital.

She is survived by four children, Jon (Debra) and Luanne of Mount Vernon, James (Ree) of Gambier and Dan (Buffy) of Three Oaks, Mich.; and two stepgrandsons, Joel and Jeremy. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold F. Dunham, in 1984; her parents; and her sister, Marylou Hoffman.

She was a graduate of Piketon High School and Miami University and did graduate study at Ohio State, Purdue and Ohio universities. She taught at Western High School, Latham, Danville High School, and 28 years at Mount Vernon High School where she also advised the literary magazine, Vedette, and was chairwoman of the English Department.

She was a member of the Gay Street United Methodist Church, Delta Kappa Gamma, the Sorosis Club, and the Ohio Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts. She was a past president of the Piketon Sorosis Club, the Mount Vernon Sorosis Club, the Mount Vernon Education Association and O.C.T.E.L.A. She served a three-year term as Ohio co-ordinator of the Achievement Awards in Writing for the National Council of Teachers of English and 10 years as one of three judges of the Lucille Loy Kuch Awards in Writing for the Ohioana Library.

Calling hours will be Tuesday, Oct. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, with Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority service to follow. The funeral service will be Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 1 p.m. at the Gay Street United Methodist Church, 18 N. Gay St., Mount Vernon. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery.

Friends who wish may contribute to the Living Memorial Fund of the Gay Street United Methodist Church. Private condolences may be expressed to the family at

The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of Kathryn V. Dunham.

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