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Mount Vernon News
November 30, 2012 11:29 am EST


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MOUNT VERNON — Winifred Amy “Winni” Dunton, 85, of Mount Vernon, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012.

She was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., to John B. and Amy Dunton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, John B. “Jack” Dunton.

Winni was the beloved sister of Nancy Dunton (Jim) Dorsey of Mount Vernon, much loved aunt of Bart and Lisa Dunton of Chagrin Falls, Bill Dunton of Burton, Allison Dorsey and Dan Gordon of Scottsville, Ky., Sue Dunton of Auburn Township, Jay Dorsey and Beth Waller of Gambier and Marty and Tori Dunton of Acme, Pa.

She was a graduate of Chagrin Falls (Ohio) High School, earned a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Miami University (1948) and a J.D. from John Marshall Law School (1961), and was admitted to bar in October 1961. Winni served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio; and for most of her career, worked as an attorney in the Office of Civil Rights Compliance, U.S. Department of Justice, until her retirement in 1991. She was formerly a member of Cleveland Young Republicans; Pilots International in Columbus and Washington, D.C.; and Players Theater, Columbus. She ran unsuccessfully for the Ohio House of Representatives (from Cuyahoga County) in 1960.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Schoedinger Linden Memorial Chapel, 2741 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, where friends will be received after 10 a.m. Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Ohio Eastern Star Home, 1451 Gambier Road, Mount Vernon, OH, 43050. Visit to share your memories of Winni.

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