Local Legend passes at 89


March 24, 2022

Byrne K. Dunn, 1932-2022

Former Lewis County Herald Editor & Publisher Byrne K. Dunn passed away peacefully at the family home early this week. A lifetime community leader, Mrs. Dunn was 89.

Since her retirement in 2012, Mrs. Dunn spent her days at her home on Oakdale Drive in the company of family and caregivers. A series of mini strokes caused the onset of dementia, but the ever-strong mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend rallied for many years to prove her tenacity.

As the oldest daughter of John L. and Ruth Keaton of Milan, Byrne spent her younger years cooking, sewing and caring for her younger s...

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